After Hours Drop Off Facilities

Rubbish in pre-paid, blue Council bags and recycling can be left after-hours at no charge at these four Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS):

  • Matarangi RTS - 101 Matarangi Drive, Matarangi
  • Tairua RTS - 3 Red Bridge Road, Tairua
  • Pauanui RTS - 887 Hikuai Settlement Road, Pauanui
  • Whangamata RTS - 2755 SH25 Waihi-Whangamata, Whangamata

The rubbish and recycling Molok facilities at Whangapoua and Ōpito Bay have been closed and removed as of 15 November 2021 as a result of decisions made during the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process. Please either use your Kerbside collection service if applicable. Rubbish in our Council's pre-paid blue bags and recycling can be deposited for free at one of our Refuse Transfer Stations, or use our portable compactors