Refuse Transfer Stations

Refuse Transfer Stations and COVID-19:

Our seven Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS) are now open to the public with full service. Entry to the facilities is limited to keep numbers down and within government physical distancing requirements, so sometimes there may be a short wait to get in to your favourite RTS.

Payment is by account or Eftpos only – no cash can be accepted.

Thames Seagull Centre

The drop-off area at the Seagull Centre’s new Resource Recovery Centre is open, matching the Thames RTS hours. 

The Seagull Centre accepts items that are still usable, or can be repurposed or “upcycled”, instead of going to landfill. Just turn left after passing the RTS gates and you’ll see where you can drop off such items.

It also accepts e-waste and charges only a gold coin donation (which goes into a box and is not handled) for most items to recover the cost of processing these items for recycling. Larger electronic items, such as TVs, incur a larger charge. The Seagull Centre has an Eftpos facility for payments.

Fees and Charges

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Transfer Station
(Solid Waste Fees)
Units2020/2021
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.

RTS Opening Hours and Locations

On Christmas Day and 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
Closed
Tuesday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00am to 4:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 11:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 11:00am to 5:30pm
Public Holidays 11:00am to 5:30pm

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 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:00am to 5:30pm

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 Closed
Tuesday 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:00am to 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

Tairua RTS Opening Hours 
Monday 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:00am to 5:30pm

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 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 5:30pm

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 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 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 5:30pm

Whitianga

237 South Highway, Whitianga

Phone: 07 866 2954

Whitianga 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 5:30pm
Public Holidays 10:30am to 5:30pm