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Rubbish Disposal

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This page contains information about how household rubbish is disposed of in the district. 
Updated: 6/07/2016 5:02 p.m.
Photograph of Re:Sort.

Re:Sort Centre,
Kioreroa Road, Whangarei​

Transfer stations

We own, maintain and set the charges for all eight transfer stations located throughout the district.

We do not set the charges for the Re:Sort Centre.

Transfer stations will accept:

  • only household rubbish, recycling and vegetation, either by bag or trailer load
  • whiteware, except at Parua Bay due to limited space
  • rural transfer stations will also accept e-waste - old electronic equipment and devices. While most e-waste will be charged at the normal rubbish price, there is an additional charge of $26.00 for Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) screens from the older, bulkier computer monitors and television sets.

You can pay by Eftpos at all transfer stations; please request a receipt from the custodian.

These prices do not apply at ReSort, refer to the link below for those.

Download the 2016/2017 Fees and Charges for Rubbish Disposal by clicking on the following link:

Excess loads

Excess loads may incur additional charges. For example a fully laden caged trailer load would cost more than a fully laden standard trailer load. Please contact us if you require further information about charges for excess loads.

Further information

Further details of locations and opening times of transfer stations are displayed in the map at the bottom of this page.

Transfer Station hours

Council voted on new transfer station hours in February 2016 after consultation with the public. Feedback told us that the public preffered regular hours - especially at the busier coastal locations over the busier times of year.

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After new trial hours were put in place (which will end on Monday 28 March) the Transfer Stations will operate on a Summer or Winter timetable.

These new hours will save ratepayers around $168,000. Council will continue to monitor the transfer station hours.

Winter Hours

Winter transfer station hours will commence on the Tuesday after Easter each year (Tuesday 29 March 2016).

​Mon ​Tues ​Wed ​Thur ​Fri Sat​ ​Sun
​Hikurangi 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 -1.00   8.00 -1.00 8.00 -1.00
​Ngunguru 8.00 -1.00   8.00 - 1.00   8.00 - 1.00 8.00 -1.00 8.00 -1.00
​Uretiti 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 ​​8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00  8.00 - 1.00 
​Tauraroa ​1.00 - 5.00 ​1.00 - 5.00 ​8.00 -5.00 ​8.00 -5.00
​Parua Bay ​8.00 -12.00  8.00 - 12.00​ ​8.00 -12.00  8.00 - 12.00 8.00 -12.30 8.00 -12.30
​Kokopu ​7.30 - 4.30 7.30 - 4.30 7.30 - 4.30
​Ruatangata ​7.30 -12.30 ​7.30 -12.30   ​12.00 -5.00 ​12.00 -5.00
​Oakura 8.00 -12.00  8.00 - 12.00​ 8.00 - 12.00 10.00 -2.00 ​10.00 -2.00

 

Summer Hours

The summer hours will commence on the Saturday before Labour Day each year (Saturday 22 October 2016).

​Mon ​Tues ​Wed ​Thur ​Fri Sat​ ​Sun
​Hikurangi 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00   8.00 - 5.00 8.00 - 5.00
​Ngunguru 8.00 - 1.00   8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00   8.00 - 1.00​ 8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00
​Uretiti 8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 -1.00 ​​8.00 - 1.00 ​8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 1.00 8.00 - 5.00  8.00 - 5.00 
​Tauraroa ​1.00 -  5.00 ​1.00 - 5.00 ​8.00 - 5.00 ​8.00 - 5.00
​Parua Bay 8.00 - 12.00​ ​8.00 - 12.00  8.00 - 12.00​ ​8.00 - 12.00  8.00 - 12.00 8.00 - 3.00 8.00 - 3.00
​Kokopu ​7.30 - 4.30 7.30 - 4.30 7.30 - 4.30
​Ruatangata ​7.30 - 12.30 ​7.30 - 12.30   ​12.00 - 5.00 ​12.00 - 5.00
​Oakura 8.00 - 12.00  8.00 - 12.00 8.00 - 12.00​ 8.00 - 12.00 8.00 - 12.00 10.00 - 4.30 ​10.00 -4.30

Re:Sort Centre

The Re:Sort Centre is owned and operated by a joint venture company, Northland Regional Landfill Limited Partnership (NRLLP). It is operated independently of Council and we do not set the charges for it.

Re:Sort accepts waste by the bag, trailer or truck load.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am to 4.30pm. 
Phone: +64 9 438 6288

Charges

Current charges can be viewed by visiting the NRLLP website. Follow the link below.

Re:Sort Centre

Rubbish disposal

Before you drop your rubbish at Re:Sort or a transfer station:

  • check the opening times
  • sort the recycling and vegetation from your refuse. This will save you money as vegetation is charged at a lower rate than household rubbish and recycling is free
  • cut vegetation into manageable lengths to allow easy disposal into the bins provided
  • ensure the maximum branch diameter is 100mm
  • flax and bamboo must be disposed of as rubbish
  • hardfill is not accepted at transfer stations; it must be taken to the Resort or other approved private disposal sights

Hazardous waste

Used lubricating oil, paints, agricultural chemicals, animal remedies, pool chemicals and batteries (automotive and household) are all classed as hazardous waste.

The household hazardous waste drop off service is operated by Northland Regional Council and is only available at the Re:Sort Centre. Please follow the link below for more details.

Hazardous waste disposal (Northland Regional Council website. Opens in a new window)

Location map

The map below shows the location of the transfer stations and Re:Sort centre.

Details about each site can be viewed by clicking on the relevant icon.

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Map Legend

WDC Transfer Station

Re:Sort Centre

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