Rubbish & Recycling

Refuse Transfer Stations

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Find out where our refuse/recycling transfer stations are in the Kaipara District...

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What bags do I use?

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Rubbish collection is a user pays system with blue rubbish bags currently costing $3.10...

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Kerbside Collection Schedule


Routine Rubbish and Recycling Bag Collections

Summer - December through to end of Waitangi weekend


Te Kopuru, Pouto, Glinks Gully, Baylys Beach
No change    
Dargaville Township (excluding Mangawhare)
No change
Ruawai, Kai Iwi Lakes, Omamari, Aranga, Trounson Park
No change
Mangawhare, Waihue Road, Awakino Point, Tangowahine, Tangiteroria    
No change


Monday Mangawhai No change  
Tuesday Tinopai, Matakohe (now includes Te Kowhai Road No change  
Wednesday Paparoa, Whakapirau, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka No change  
    Thursday Extra collection of both waste and recycling in Mangawhai Township


Transfer stations will be closed on statutory holidays only and open normal days/hours on non-statutory days.

Refuse Transfer Stations

There are two refuse/recycling transfer stations in the Kaipara District run by Council. You can see details in the Transfer Stations page and what they accept. Most recyclables are accepted at a small cost at Council facilities. Visit our recycling section to learn more.

Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection

Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection is available to many Kaipara District residents provided by one privately operated company, Kaipara Refuse.

Kaipara Refuse (Rubbish and Recycling Collection) - Head Office
Telephone : 09 439 2146
Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm

Do I have to pay? Collections are User Pays; the collection and disposal fee is included in the price of the pre-paid rubbish bags.