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This page contains information about the rubbish collection and waste recycling services that we provide.
Updated: 19/10/2015 3:37 p.m.
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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 transfer 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)

The WMMP forms the basis for how we will provide an efficient waste management service.

The key targets are:

  • to reduce the volume of rubbish generated in the district
  • to increase the volume of rubbish which is recycled.

The WWMP is a revised and updated version of the Solid Waste Management Plan 2007 and was adopted by Council in June 2012.

To view the WMMP follow the link below.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2012 [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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