Council’s vision for waste management is to manage waste in a cost-effective way that reduces harmful effects & improves efficiency of resource use. Part of this is the way Wairoa District Council delivers waste management services around the district, these services are listed below.
From 28th September 2020 only grades 1, 2, 5 rigid plastics will be accepted at kerbside collection. This is due to significant changes to
the global recycling market.
Grades 3, 4, 6, 7 include widely used items such as cleaning product bottles and polystyrene takeaway containers. There is no reputable
or sustainable market for these types of plastics.
Smart Environmental, our local contractor, will begin rejecting these grades of plastics from household kerbside collections as of 28
A non-compliance sticker system will be implemented from this day.
There will be a grace period of two weeks. During this time a sticker will be placed on your crate to let you know that items were placed in
your crate that are no longer being accepted. Your items will be still collected at this point.
After the two week period, our contractor will no longer be accepting plastics graded 3,4,6,7 and a sticker will be placed on your crate to
point out the reason your recycling was rejected.
We encourage the community to REDUCE, REUSE or completely AVOID these types of plastics where they can.
Grade 1 Rigid Plastics
e.g. Soft-drink & water bottles
Grade 2 Rigid Plastics
e.g. Milk bottles, ice cream containers, detergent bottles
Grade 5 Rigid Plastics
e.g. Lunch boxes, microwave containers & some dairy food containers
Grade 3 Plastics
e.g. Cosmetic containers, pipes, films, wire coatings, garden hose
Grade 4 Plastics
e.g. Film for protection of pallets, rubbish bags, plastic food wrap
Grade 6 Plastics
e.g. Plastic cutlery, CD cases, stationery parts, toy parts, plastic 'glassware'
Grade 7 Plastics
e.g. Car parts, appliance parts, computers, electronics, water cooler bottles
Due to increase in demand, kerbside collection of recycling will be split across two days.
Wairoa District Council provides for waste management through a variety of facilities and services. Council is committed to promoting responsible waste management solutions for the district and is keen to work with groups or individuals to improve their waste management.
Council staff or contractors are happy to talk to schools, community groups, marae or individuals about ways to reduce the amount of waste being produced and better ways to deal with what is produced.
Refuse collections are a user pays service provided by the Wairoa District Council's Waste Management Contractor Smart Environmental (0800 424 990).
Official refuse bags are available from the following locations:
Please note that any households living off the State Highway may bring their refuse to the State Highway for pick-up.
Collection managed by Ruapani ki Waikaremoana Trust T/A Waikaremoana Contracting.
06 837 3876
Collection takes place every Thursday Morning - we encourage everyone to recycle and to minimise their residual waste.
Green Waste: By Special Arrangement (contact us on one of the numbers above)
Whiteware: By Special Arrangement (contact us on one of the numbers above).
Collection managed by Waipapa Recycling.
Nathan, +64 27 256 3627
Collection takes place every Friday Morning - we encourage everyone to recycle and to minimise their residual waste.
The kerbside recycling collection for the Wairoa Urban area & Frasertown is split across two days:
Please ensure recycling doesn't weigh more than 12kg per bin. Recycling has to be in an official Council recycling bin. There are two official Council recycling bins, the old 60l bin and the new 45l bin. A maximum of 2 recycling bins will be picked up from each household.
Recycling in the following rural areas is weekly on Thursdays.
Recycling in the following rural areas is weekly on Fridays.
Recycling in all other rural areas is on the first and third Sunday of each month and at the following locations:
RECYCLING IS FREE FOR DOMESTIC USERS
We accept the following:
Commercial customers please contact Smart Environmental to discuss your requirements (0800 424 990).
The Wairoa Landfill is located on Fraser Street and is managed by Smart Environmental.
(06) 838 8456 or 0800 424 990
64 27 256 3627
Waste Management Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Weighbridge Rates||Fee (incl GST)|
|Note: If the weighbridge computer is not working, the Non-weighed Rates are to be applied and the transactions manually carried out||Direct User Charges||Non Recyclables||Wairoa Landfill||Weighbridge||Hardfill (per tonne) - Rubble, concrete||$80.00||Green Waste (Per Tonne)||$120.00||Minimum Rate||$3.00||Other Waste (Per Tonne)||$220.00||Minimum Rate||$6.00|
|Non-Weighed Rates||Fee (incl GST)|
|Clean Green Waste||Clean Green Waste||$3.00||Clean Green Waste (Car)||$12.00||Clean Green Waste (Small Van Or Trailer)||$18.00||Clean Green Waste (Car & Trailer)||$24.00||Commercial Vehicles (Trucks)||As Assessed By Attendant||Unsorted Waste||$0.00||Unsorted Waste (Per 40 Litre Bag)||$6.00||Unsorted Waste (Car)||$24.00||Unsorted Waste (Small Van Or Trailer)||$36.00||Unsorted Waste (Car & Trailer)||$72.00||Commercial Vehicles (Trucks)||As Assessed By Attendant|
|Vehicles & Tyres|
|Note: Tyres are accepted at the following rates to cover the cost of shredding:||Car Tyres||$14.00||Truck Tyres||$24.00|
|Burial Of Asbestos, Hazardous and Offensive Wastes||Fee (incl GST)|
|Note: We are currently accepting ACM by permit only. Please contact Wairoa District Council to apply.||Asbestos from sites within Wairoa District charged Admin Fee plus prevailing weighbridge rate for general refuse||Admin Fee + Weighbridge Rate||Administration Fee (all Asbestos transactions)||$300.00||Weighbridge Charges for hazardous and offensive wastes including Asbestos (per tonne)||$500.00|
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309
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