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Collection days

Rubbish and recycling kerbside collection

Your rubbish and recycling is collected on the same day each week.  
Find the kerbside collection day for your property - search your address on 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

Collection days map

MondayOuter Kaiti, Wainui, Makorori - green
TuesdayInner Kaiti, Whataupoko - blue
Wednesday    City centre, Te Hapara - yellow  
Ruatoria township - completed by 12.30pm see map
ThursdayMangapapa, Lytton West - orange
FridayThe 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 collected as normal 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.

General information

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.

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

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.

Recyclables go in the Council-approved recycling bin.

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.

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 kerbside collection map