Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection Service

Council is meeting it's obligation under the 2008 Waste Minimisation Act and Council's Solid Waste (asset) Management and Minimisation Plan (SWaMMP), by providing a weekly Kerbside Refuse Collection Service for the communities of Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau and that part of the Rural Ward in and around Te Kuiti and Waitomo Village.

 

Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and Waitomo’s collection day is Tuesday. Te Kuiti’s collection day is Friday. Please place your green bin and blue rubbish bag(s) on the kerbside by 8am on the day of collection.

Any change to the Kerbside Collection Service, will be published under 'News' on our website.

WDC Official Refuse Bag blue
Only official WDC blue refuse bags will be accepted by the kerbside refuse collection service.

Broken glass must be well wrapped in newspaper.  Weight of full bag should not exceed 15kg. Do not place sharp objects or hot ashes in the rubbish bag.

WDC rubbish bags can be purchased from District Transfer Stations, Te Kuiti New World, Te Kuiti SuperValue, Waitomo Caves Visitor Information Centre, Piopio Superette, Benneydale Food Store, Whitebait Inn Mokau, Junction Service Station Awakino, Patels Mini Market, and Mokau Museum.


Recycling Collection Service

Council provides a weekly kerbside recycling collection Service for the communities of Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau and that part of the Rural Ward in and around Te Kuiti and Waitomo Village.

Properties that are currently receiving a Kerbside Recycling Collection Service have been provided with a purpose built Green Bin for recycling purposes that is collected on the same day as the rubbish collection.

The green bins are provided by WDC for the Kerbside Recycling Collection Service. WDC is replacing the old bin and all old bins will be withdrawn. Only the new green bin can be used as part of this service.

WDC is starting the process of distributing new recycling bins to properties receiving the kerbside collection service. This will be a staged process starting with the western side of Te Kuiti township (that is the Carroll Street side of Te Kuiti), using the railway as the divide, tomorrow – Friday 28 July 2017.   Click here to view map. (PDF, 962 Kb)

Please place your green bin on the kerbside by 8am on the day of collection as per normal, regardless of whether there is recycling items in the bin or not.

  • Friday 28 July 2017 - Green Bins will be delivered to properties on the western side of Te Kuiti Township - that is the Carroll Street side of Te Kuiti.
  • Tuesday 01 August 2017 – Green Bins will be delivered to properties in Mokau / Piopio.
  • Friday 04 August 2017 – Green Bins will be delivered to properties on the eastern side of Te Kuiti township (Rora Street side of Te Kuiti).
  • Tuesday 08 August 2017 – Green Bins will be delivered to properties in the Waitomo ward.

Replacement Green Bin July 2017The delivery process will take place over the course of the day, starting with the usual kerbside recycling collection, followed by collection of the old bin and finally delivery of a new bin.


What can you include in your Green Bin? 
WDC Green Bins are to be used for recycling household items such as tin and aluminium cans, plastic (types 1 and 2), glass bottles/ jars and paper and cardboard items.

Large volumes of recycling can be taken to the Waitomo District Landfill. Our recycling facilities are free of charge.