Refuse Transfer Stations

If you miss your rubbish collection, transfer stations will accept your official blue bags and recycling for FREE.
All our Refuse Transfer Stations will be closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. On Anzac Day they are all open at 1pm until 5:30pm. On all other public holidays, Sunday opening hours apply.

All our Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS) are open extended hours from 17 December 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019. Scroll down to see the opening hours, location and contact details for your nearest RTS. Download our summer 2018-19 RTS hours on the right side of this page.Some of our RTSs are open after-hours to drop off blue pre-paid Council rubbish bags and recyclables.

Fees and Charges

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Transfer Station
(Solid Waste Fees)
Units2018/2019
Where no weighbridge available:   
Un-compacted waste Per cubic metre $53.00
Compacted waste Per cubic metre $160.00
Green waste Per cubic metre $29.00
Where weighbridge available:   
Waste Per tonne $181.00
Green waste Per tonne $102.00
Unofficial refuse bags Per bag $3.00
Small carrier bag of rubbish Per bag $1.00
Designated recyclables Per cubic metre No charge
Tyres car* Per tyre  $6.00
Tyres 4X4* Per tyre  $8.00
Tyres truck* Per tyre $12.00
Tyres tractor* Per tyre $25.00
LPG bottles Per bottle No charge
Car bodies - stripped Per car No charge
Car bodies - unstripped Per car $50.00
Whiteware Per item No charge
*Tyres should be left whole, not cut. We can no longer accept cut tyres as the landfill no longer takes them.    

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.


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 contact us for more information.


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.

Please contact us for more information.


RTS Opening Hours and Locations

The transfer stations listed below all have facilities to accept recyclable materials, green waste, scrap steel, car batteries, household quantities of waste oil and chemicals.

On Good Friday they are closed and on Easter Monday are open on their Sunday hours. On Anzac Day (25 April) they are all open from 1pm to 5:30pm.

Refuse Transfer Stations are located in the following areas:

Coromandel

525 Hauraki Road,
Coromandel


Phone: 07 866 7616

Coromandel RTS Opening Hours
Monday
11:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Friday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

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

101 Matarangi Drive,
Matarangi

Phone: 07 866 5427

Matarangi RTS Opening Hours
Monday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

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

887 Hikuai Settlement Road,
Pauanui

Phone: 07 864 7949

Pauanui RTS Opening Hours
Monday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

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

3 Red Bridge Road,
Tairua

Phone: 07 864 7639

Tairua RTS Opening Hours
Monday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

Thames

102 Burke Street,
Thames

Phone: 07 868 9637

Thames RTS Opening Hours
Monday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

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

2755 SH25 Waihi-Whangamata,
 Whangamata

Phone: 07 865 9723

Whangamata RTS Opening Hours
Monday 8:30am to 4pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 4pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 4pm
Thursday 8:30am to 4pm
Friday 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm

Whitianga

237 South Highway,
Whitianga

Phone: 07 866 2954

Whitianga RTS Opening Hours
Monday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm