New Whitianga Refuse Transfer Station


A new Refuse Transfer Station (RTS), incorporating a Resource Recovery Centre, is being constructed on Moewai Road in Whitianga.

The focus of the new RTS is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and provide an easy, hassle-free service for residents and visitors.

A Resource Recovery Centre at the RTS site will collect, sort, and recover usable construction waste materials and divert reusable materials from landfill.

Our Council has partnered with the Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust to build and operate the Resource Recover Centre. It will operate much like the Seagull Centre, next to the Thames RTS, and the Goldmine, next to the Coromandel Town RTS.

The main access to the new transfer station will be through Abrahamson Drive which will decrease the possibility for vehicle queues on Moewai Road during peak times. A one-way traffic management plan will shepherd vehicles through automated weighbridges with barrier arms to control the flow of traffic.

Early December work update: The site’s now cleared for construction, with above and below-ground surveys completed as well as stormwater infrastructure.

Work on the water services will start this month and the office building will be constructed in the new year. However, there are some supply chain delays which may mean the site opening may be later than the anticipated opening date of March 2023. We are working on an updated timeline with contractors.


Contact details

Solid Waste Manager