Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection

Kerbside collections weather update, Wednesday 1 February:

In consideration of the red heavy rain warning currently in place for the Coromandel Peninsula, and in view of the challenging road conditions, a decision has been made to cancel today's scheduled kerbside collections for Whangamatā, Pāuanui, Onemana and Ōpoutere, Coromandel Town and Te Kouma.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and appreciate your support in these unprecedented times. It has been a very challenging week for our communities and we understand the frustration some of you may be feeling.

At this stage, collections in Thames and Surrounds will continue as scheduled but this is still dependent on weather conditions and road closures. Due to the dynamic nature of situation we’re facing, we will re-assess this morning and let you know any changes as soon as possible.

There will not be any catchup services for any materials not collected today. Please refer to our summer schedule below for when the contractor is next due in your area. 


Downloadable 2022 Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Collection Schedules 

Please refer to the summer schedule below for when the contractors are next due in your area.

Our Summer 2022/23 Kerbside collection calendar begins on Monday 26 December and finishes on Friday 10 February 2023. Use the dropdown menu below to access PDFs for your area or open our Smart Maps system, select the Rubbish and Recycling viewer and enter your property address.

Unsure if your property is Week 1 or Week 2? Open Smart Maps, select the Rubbish and Recycling map and enter your property address, or call us on 07 868 0200.

What goes in your rubbish and recycling?

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What do I do with my Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is one of the biggest issues in our district.

Lightbulbs, batteries and old phones, tablets and laptops are materials that often end up in the rubbish that could go elsewhere.

Batteries: Batteries can be dangerous if placed in with your general waste. Lithium batteries, especially, pose a fire risk. We ask that you take any old used batteries to your local Refuse Transfer Station (RTS).

Asbestos: Find an authorised contractor to remove your asbestos. There is nowhere in our district where asbestos can be disposed of. The nearest place is Envirowaste in Hampton Downs.

Lightbulbs: Drop these off at your local RTS.

E-waste: Electronic waste (e-waste) includes old TVs, phones, iPads, tablets, laptops and the like. Please do not dispose of these in with your general waste. Most of these items have lithium inside them, which is a fire risk if put through a compactor. Old screens contain toxic elements and computers have mercury components. Our Refuse Transfer Stations cannot take e-waste. Instead, take these items to the Seagull Centre in Thames or Goldmine in Coromandel Town. They will take them for a koha. Some Noel Leeming shops also will accept e-waste.

How should I put out my rubbish and recycling for Kerbside collection?

When it's Kerbside collection day in your area, put out your blue Council rubbish bag, and if it's your area's turn for recycling collection, your crate for glass bottles and jars and your wheelie bin for other recyclables - by the kerb at the side of the road.

Kerbside rubbish or recycling not picked up?

We collect different bin/bag types at different times during the day at any time between 7.30am and dusk. 

Before contacting our Council, please check everything on the list below:

  1. It is the correct collection day/week for your address? 
  2. Was your rubbish and/or recycling put Kerbside before 7.30am?
  3. Is the glass crate broken? Contact our Council to request a replacement.
  4. Is the glass crate overfill? 
  5. Is the recycling wheelie bin closed flush? (Not overfilled)
  6. Is the recycling wheelie bin facing the road?
  7. Is the blue bag Kerbside?
  8. Are your neighbour's bags/bins still Kerbside?

Note: If your bin has been stickered, it has not been collected for the reason stated on the sticker.

To let us know if we've missed your collection, give us a call on 07 868 0200.

Missed your Kerbside collection day?

Leaving town before your collection day?

Please don't put out your rubbish or recycling before your collection day. Seagulls or roaming dogs sometimes get into the bags and scatter your rubbish down the street.

Please take your rubbish with you