Rubbish and recycling

Kerbside rubbish and recycling

·         Normal kerbside rubbish and greenwaste services will continue

·         Yellow-lidded recycling bins can be put out on your normal recycling collection days; however, the contents will be taken to landfill. 

·         Green glass crates will not be collected. You can put glass in your rubbish bin or yellow-lidded recycling bin and it will be taken to landfill, or take it to the Whakatāne or Murupara refuse station

·         You can choose to keep your recycling at home, and deliver it to the refuse transfer station when recycling operations resume

Refuse and Transfer Stations

Both the Whakatāne and Murupara Refuse and Transfer Stations will resume normal hours from Tuesday, 28 April.

Whakatāne opening hours

Note – please enter Te Tahi Street via Arawa Rd to avoid congestion on Valley Road/Tāneatua Road

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Murupara opening Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, Thursday:  2.30 pm – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

·         Only EFTPOS and account holders accepted – NO cash transactions 

·         Rubbish, greenwaste, concrete, tyres, whiteware and glass accepted

·         No recycling, other than glass, will be accepted

·         Only visit the transfer station if absolutely necessary – if you can keep your waste longer, please do so. If you do choose to visit, expect queues

·         Please follow instructions and signage, and be patient and kind to staff on site

·         Physical distancing will be strictly enforced

·         All vehicle registration details will be recorded

·         Only one person is allowed out of each vehicle

·         Do not bring any large items that require more than one person to move – staff on site will not assist

·         We can accept glass at the transfer station as it requires no manual handling, unlike at the kerbside