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Rubbish and recycling collection

Your rubbish and recycling is collected on the same day each week.  
Find the kerbside collection day for your property - search Tairawhiti Maps
Bags and recycling bins must be out at the kerbside by 7am so you don't miss collection.

Rubbish and recycling collection days

Rubbish and recycling collection map

Monday Outer Kaiti, Wainui, Makorori - green
Tuesday Inner Kaiti, Whataupoko - blue
Wednesday     City centre, Te Hapara - yellow  
Ruatoria township - completed by 12.30pm see map
Thursday Mangapapa, Lytton West - orange
Friday The Poverty Bay Flats - pink

Put your rubbish and recycling bin at the kerbside (out near the road) before 7am on the morning of your collection. 
Remember to put the correct number of stickers on your rubbish bag(s).

Public holidays

Rubbish and recycling is still collected on statutory and public holidays that occur on a week day. 

Rubbish and recycling must be out by 7am to make sure it's collected.

How many rubbish stickers to use

One sticker is required for up to 5kgs. 
The maximum weight for one bag is 20kgs (4 stickers) 

You can use plastic or paper bags, or a bag inside a rubbish bin.
Make sure you tie the bag up and put the correct number of stickers on the bag.

Missed the kerbside collection?

In the city - you can take the rubbish bag, with the correct number of stickers on it, to Waste Management Ltd at 75 Innes Street.  Drop it in the bin at the gate during their opening hours only.

If you had your rubbish out at the kerbside before 7am, but the contractor failed to pick it up, contact us to report it

Buying rubbish stickers

You can buy rubbish stickers from the supermarket, most dairies, service stations and our customer service centres. These stickers are a different colour and shape to the council-issued stickers.

You can purchase rubbish stickers from our customer service centres:

  • $2.80 per sticker for kerbside collection
  • $10 per rural pink sticker

There are our recommended retail price. Retailers set their own prices.

How you should sort it

Recyclables go in the Council-approved recycling bin. See the guide to what's recyclable.

You can put 2 recycling bins out per property, but one must just contain glass.
Recycling bins are available for purchase from customer service or Waste Management for $10 each.

Rubbish goes in your own bag with the correct number of stickers.

How many stickers do ratepayers get and when?

Ratepayers on the collection route are mailed 13 stickers (one per week) at the same time rates invoices are sent.

Ruatoria kerbside collection map

Ruatoria collection area