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Our extra summer Kerbside rubbish and recycling collections have begun!

26 December 2016

From today, Monday 26 December, we've got extra Kerbside rubbish and recycling collections in most areas of the Coromandel.

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This extra collection schedule runs until 11 February 2017.

Check our Kerbside web page,, for the schedule, or scroll down to find the schedule for your area.

Collection days remain the same throughout the Coromandel after the Christmas and New Year's public holidays, but from Coromandel Town and Te Kouma down the Thames Coast and south to Hikutaia are a day later after the Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day holidays at the end of January and early February next year.

Glass can be left for pick-up in any sturdy crate, it doesn't have to be a Council-branded crate. Don't use cardboard boxes as these can get wet and break when they're lifted, and please don't use crates that are so big that when they're full they can't be lifted by our contractors.

And remember, if you're leaving the District before rubbish and recycling pick-up day in your area, you can leave rubbish in pre-paid blue Council bags and recycling for FREE at any of our refuse transfer stations (RTS).

Kerbside rubbish and recycling schedule:

And, our seven RTSs across the District are open longer hours over the summer.

Our smaller refuse transfer stations (RTSs) in Coromandel, Matarangi, Tairua and Pauanui are open seven days a week until Sunday 26 February 2017 and are open later on weekends and public holidays over this period.

Our larger RTSs in Whitianga, Whangamata and Thames are open seven days a week, as usual, but also have extended weekend and public holiday opening hours.

Our non-summer RTS hours resume on 27 February.

Check our web page for hours and locations of our RTSs.

The amazing Gullinator


Tired of your rubbish being strewn over the street after you put out your blue Council rubbish bag?

The "Gullinator" is a protective covering to put over your rubbish bag to protect it from hungry seagulls who like to tear the bags open to feed on the food scraps inside.

It's available from all Council service centres for $15.

It's made of sturdy plastic mesh, a hoop and a drawstring top and provides a cost-effective solution to pesky gulls pecking at blue bags on collection days.

Summer Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection schedule

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Whangamata

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Onemana

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Pauanui

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Tairua

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Mercury Bay South

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Whitianga

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Mercury Bay North

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Coromandel Rural North

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Coromandel Town and Te Kouma

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Thames Coast and Manaia

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Thames and Surrounds

Kerbside 2016-17 peak Thames South Rural