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Rubbish Collection

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This page contains information about rubbish collection in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 24/01/2017 3:47 p.m.
Photograph of rubbish collector 2016

Kerb side rubbish collection​​

Collection routes and days

For information about regular collection days and routes for urban and rural areas, select from the links below.

Urban Rubbish Collection Schedule [311kb]

Rural Rubbish Collection Schedule [748kb]

Rubbish collection bags

You can use an official Council rubbish bag or any other approved bag as long as it has an official rubbish sticker on it. Official bags and stickers are sold at most dairies, service stations and supermarkets.

Non official bags must be 65 litres or less (large kleensak or black trash sack for example). Oversized or garden bags, even if only partially filled, won't be collected

If you have a wheelie bin, please put your rubbish in a bag inside it for collection.

Please remember to wrap any sharp objects before putting them in the rubbish bag.


Charges for transfer stations and official rubbish bags for kerbside collection are set annually. Download the 2016-2017 fees and charges by clicking on the following link.

2016/2017 Fees and Charges - Rubbish​ [115KB]

Collection times

Please have your rubbish and recycling items at the kerbside before 7.30am on the day of collection. If your bags were at the kerbside by 7.30am but were not collected, please contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange for them to be collected.  

If you put your rubbish bag out late and miss the collection please remove it from the kerbside and either wait for the next week's collection or take it to your nearest transfer station or Re:Sort Centre.

Holiday Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Rubbish and Recycling will be collected on your usual collection day over Northland Anniversary and Waitangi weekends.

Extra collections for coastal communities continues until 4 Feb (Waitangi long weekend). If your normal collection is on a Monday, there will be an extra collection on Friday (Whangarei Heads and Tutukaka Coast). If your normal collection is on a Tuesday, there will be an extra collection on Saturday (Bream Bay). Only beach settlement areas will have a second collection, as in past years. Ph 09 430 4200 for more information. Please note this is for rubbish bags and recycling bins only.

If you are holidaying in our beautiful district you can take your rubbish to one of our many conveniently located transfer stations check out our website for the locations and opening times.

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