Refuse Transfer Stations

Some RTS sites may close due to storm related issues.

Friday 3 February

Update on RTS sites as of 9:30am

Tairua – Open from 9.00am

Whitianga – Open from 8.30am

Thames – Open from 8.30am

Whangamata –Open from 8.30am

Coromandel – Open from 9.30am

Pauanui – Due to open at 12.30pm

Matarangi – Due to open at 12.30pm

This may be subject to change at short notice due to weather conditions and road closures.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and this website page for the latest updates. 


Our Refuse Transfer Stations don't take cash for payment, but welcome Eftpos, debit and credit cards. The move to going cashless is helping us streamline our service and keep our team members and customers safe. 

Transfer Station Regular Hours & Locations

Our seven transfer stations are open to extended summer operating hours from Friday 16 December to Sunday 19 February 2023. As per our summer schedule, they will be open on the Monday public holidays of Anniversary and Waitangi weekends.

Click here(PDF, 115KB) for the summer 2022/23 Refuse Transfer Station hours or check the tables below.

Coromandel Town

525 Hauraki Road, Coromandel Town

Phone: 07 866 7616

Monday
9:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 5pm
Public Holidays 9:30am - 5pm

 

Matarangi - 24/7 drop-off facility for pre-paid Council rubbish bags and recyclables

101 Matarangi Drive, Matarangi

Phone: 07 866 5427 

 

Monday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am - 5:30pm

 

Pāuanui - 24/7 drop-off facility for pre-paid Council rubbish bags and recyclables

887 Hikuai Settlement Road, Pāuanui

Phone: 07 864 7949 

 

Monday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am - 5:30pm

 

Tairua - 24/7 drop-off facility for pre-paid Council rubbish bags and recyclables

3 Red Bridge Road, Tairua

Phone: 07 864 7639

 
Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am - 5:30pm

 

Thames

102 Burke Street, Thames

Phone: 07 868 9637

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am - 5:30pm

 

Whangamatā - 24/7 drop-off facility for pre-paid Council rubbish bags and recyclables

2755 SH25 Waihi-Whangamatā, Whangamatā

Phone: 07 865 9723

 
Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 8:30am - 5:30pm

 

Whitianga

237 South Highway, Whitianga

Phone: 07 866 2954

 
Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Public Holidays 8:30am - 5:30pm
 

Materials accepted at your local RTS

In addition to ordinary household waste;

  • Car Batteries
  • Dry Cell Batteries
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Energy Saving Bulbs
  • Used Engine oils in household quantities
  • LPG bottles
  • Old Flares/EPIRBs
  • Hazardous/chemical waste in domestic quantities, garden pesticides etc.
  • Paint in household quantities

Please hand these items in at the RTS for appropriate disposal - do not place them in the general rubbish pit.

Materials not handled by your local RTS

  • Clean fill, hard fill, trees, stumps etc.
  • Offal, dead stock / large animals
  • Bulk liquids
  • Radioactive wastes
  • Explosives
  • PCB wastes
  • Asbestos or products containing asbestos
  • Fuel, more than 2 litres
  • All timber lengths of 1.2 metres and over will not be accepted
  • E-waste such as old computers, tablets and mobile phones. The Seagull Centre in Thames will take these for a koha to help cover the cost of recycling them

 

Fees and Charges

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Transfer Station
(Solid Waste Fees)
Units 2022/2023
Where no weighbridge available:
Un-compacted waste Per cubic metre $85.00
Compacted waste Per cubic metre $247.00
Green waste Per cubic metre $59.00
Where weighbridge available:
Waste Per tonne $260.00
Green waste Per tonne $164.00
Unofficial refuse bags Per bag $5.00
Small carrier bag of rubbish Per bag $2.00
Designated recyclables Per cubic metre No charge
Tyres car - without rim* Per tyre $7.50
Tyres car - with rim* Per tyre $12.50
Tyres 4X4 - without rim* Per tyre $17.50
Tyres 4X4 - with rim* Per tyre $22.50
Tyres truck - without rim* Per tyre $20.00
Tyres truck - with rim* Per tyre $25.00
Tyres tractor* Per tyre $60.00
LPG bottles Per bottle $6.50
Car bodies - stripped** Per car $25.00
Car bodies - unstripped Per car $75.00
Whiteware Per item $10.00
*Tyres should be left whole, not cut. We can no longer accept cut tyres as the landfill no longer takes them.
**Stripped car body means windows, seats and fuel tanks are removed.

A note about Green Waste:

Our Refuse Transfer Stations do not accept fibrous plants such as flax, cabbage trees, bamboo and similar plants, as green waste. Instead, these are considered general waste and are charged as such to dispose of.