Rubbish and recycling stations

Find opening times, disposal costs and locations for your nearest rubbish and recycling station as well as information about e-waste, vegetation and hazardous waste disposal.

All transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, 25 December 2022.

Re:Sort, central Whangārei

Location: 201 Kioreroa Road, Whangārei

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Public holidays:

Re:Sort is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Good Friday (Easter).

Costs

Re:Sort is owned and operated by a joint venture company, Northland Regional Landfill Limited Partnership. We do not set the charges for it.

Re:Sort charges by weight. Current charges can be viewed by visiting the Re:Sort Centre page on the Northland Waste website.

Re:Sort Centre

Re:Sort accepts waste by the bag, trailer or truck load. Save money by separating your waste first and recycling what you can.

Free recycling drop-off

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling).

Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books.

Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers can be dropped off next to the main oil recycling area.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time). The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted at Re:Sort:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: Re:Sort accepts e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

A free e-waste recycling service is run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

Hazardous waste: There is a free hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort once a month.

Hazardous waste includes: paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders.

Hazardous waste collection service

Hikurangi transfer station

Location: The road to Waro Reserve at 102 King Street

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Public holidays:

Hikurangi Transfer Station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. It is open on all other public holidays.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Kokopu transfer station

Location: off Kokopu Road close to the junction with Kokopu Block Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday:  7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday:  7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday:  7:30am - 4:30pm

Kokopu transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at the Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive. Soft plastic refers to grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips, anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath. You can find out more here: https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Ngunguru transfer station

Location: at the junction of Tongatu Road and Ngunguru Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday:  8:00am - 1:00pm

Ngunguru transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Oakura transfer station

Location: at the end of Wharua Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday:  8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday:  10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday:  10:00am - 4:30pm

Oakura transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Ruatangata transfer station

Location: off Knight Road near the junction with Pipiwai Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday:  7:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  7:30am - 12:30pm
  • Friday:  closed 
  • Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Ruatangata transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Tauraroa transfer station

Location: off Tauraroa Road between Omana and Waiotira Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  closed
  • Friday:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday:  8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday:  8:00am - 5:00pm

Tauraroa transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at:

  • Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive
  • The Warehouse
  • Pak n Save
  • New World Regent.

Soft plastic includes:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips
  • anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.

Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.

Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list:

www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Uretiti transfer station

Location: along Tip Road

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Days and hours of operation (summer):

  • Monday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday:   8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday:  8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Uretiti transfer station is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Costs: Charges are based on the volume of rubbish being disposed. Recycling is free. 

Some waste items like tyres, televisions and whiteware, have a special charge to cover the cost of appropriate disposal or recycling.

View the charges for rubbish disposal here:

Rubbish disposal fees

What waste can I take here?

General waste is accepted here by the bag, car boot load or trailer load. Save money by separating your recycling from your waste first.

Large loads of rubbish (for example truckloads or large skip bins) can't be accepted here. They can be taken to Re:Sort in central Whangārei.

Free recycling drop-off:

Glass: clean, unbroken glass bottles and jars - with lids removed (metal lids can go into metal recycling). Note: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass is not suitable for recycling and should be disposed of as general waste.

Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books. Note: plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers is not suitable for recycling.

Plastic: plastics marked one, two and five.

Recyclable plastic numbers

Note: no plastic bags, or motor oil containers.

There are free soft plastic recycling bins at the Countdown stores at Tikipunga and Okara Drive. Soft plastic refers to grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips, anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath. You can find out more here: https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/

Motor oil containers (including used oil) can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort Whangārei.

Metal: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.

Vegetation: Vegetation is cheaper to dispose of than regular waste.

Read more about what vegetation is accepted:

Vegetation and garden clippings

E-Waste: We dispose of e-waste but there is a separate charge for each item.

There is a free e-waste recycling service run through Noel Leeming:

Free e-Waste service

What waste is not accepted here?

Hazardous waste: We do not accept hazardous waste like paint, chemicals, sprays and poisons, batteries and gas cylinders. There is a free monthly hazardous waste collection at Re:Sort.

Read more about what is classed as hazardous waste and when the collection days are:

Hazardous waste collection service

Waste oil: Waste oil can be dropped off for free in domestic quantities (i.e. a maximum of 20 litres at a time) at Re:Sort. The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.

Vegetation and plant clippings

Vegetation is charged at a lower rate than household rubbish. We accept loose green waste and vegetation (not in bags or boxes). Tree prunings must be less than 10cm in diameter or they are too big for our shredders.

The waste is processed through a shredder which means some plant materials, as well as branches greater than 100mm diameter, must be disposed of as general rubbish not as vegetation.

Green waste containing other items such as stones, concrete, plastic, weed killers or noxious weeds is also not accepted.

Unacceptable plants include:

  • ponga trees
  • agapanthus
  • flax
  • bamboo
  • ginger plant
  • gorse cuttings
  • cabbage trees
  • Norfolk pines.

Hazardous waste disposal

Northland Regional Council operates a free monthly hazardous waste collection day at Re:Sort.

For more information on what you can and cannot get rid of, please follow the link below.

Household hazardous waste disposal (nrc.govt.nz) 

The collection days are for domestic hazardous waste, in household quantities only (up to a maximum container size of 20 litres).

Businesses can contact Northland Regional Council to find out about options for the disposal or treatment of their hazardous waste. Alternatively, they can bring their hazardous waste to the collection days and will be on-charged for the disposal costs.

2022 hazardous waste collection dates

(between 8:00am and 12:00pm)

  • 15 November 2022
  • 17 January 2023
  • 21 March 2023
  • 16 May 2023

What products are classed as hazardous?

A product is considered hazardous, and must be disposed of as such, if it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • explosive
  • corrosive
  • radioactive.

Hazardous products commonly found in the home include:

  • paint
  • pool chemicals
  • disinfectants
  • drain cleaners
  • gas cylinders
  • batteries
  • acids
  • garden sprays and
  • insect baits.

Waste oil can be dropped off for free at Re:Sort in domestic quantities (max 20 litres at a time). The waste oil drop-off point is next to the recycling wall.