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This page contains information about the rubbish collection and waste recycling services that we provide.
Updated: 4/02/2019 12:40 p.m.

Extra coastal area collections

Start on 4 January 2019 and will continue until 9 February 2019.

Only beach settlement areas will have a second collection, as in past years.

Northern Coast areas

  • usual collection on Monday
  • second collection Friday in beach settlement areas.

Bream Bay Coast

  • usual collection on Tuesday
  • second collection on Saturday in beach settlement areas.

Rubbish collection

Information about collection days and routes can be found by following the link below.


A weekly kerb side collection for households is provided throughout the district. Recycling facilities are also at all transfer stations and the Re:Sort Centre.

Follow the link below for further information.

Rubbish disposal

Rubbish, recycling and garden waste can be taken to the main Re-sort centre in Whangarei or to the eight rubbish and recycling stations located throughout the district.

Follow the link below for more information.

Fly tipping

If you find any illegally dumped rubbish please report it to us so we can investigate and remove it.

Abandoned vehicles

Information about abandoned vehicles can be found by following the link below.

Litter collection

Litter bins are provided throughout the district in parks, reserves and at beaches. These bins are for visitors to use and are emptied daily where possible.

Please do not put household rubbish in or next to them.


The landfill at Pohe Island is closed and no longer accepts any rubbish or clean fill.

Follow the link below for further information.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP)


​Council has adopted its new Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP) in September 2017. It's vision is to deliver community benefits and work towards zero waste to landfill. 

Whangarei businesses and households will be provided with efficient and effective waste minimisation and management services that recognise waste as a resource.

To view the WMMP follow the link below.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2017 [1.5mb]

Solid Waste Management Bylaw

The Solid Waste Management Bylaw covers collection, disposal and recycling of household and commercial refuse in the interests of public health.

The bylaw was reviewed and updated in 2013. To read a summary and the full version of it, follow the link below.


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