Refuse Transfer Stations

Until further notice our Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS) will not accept any green waste, scrap metal or other waste that does not fit into an official blue Council rubbish bag.

Refuse Transfer Stations and COVID-19:

Until further notice our Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS) will not accept any green waste, scrap metal or other waste that does not fit into an official blue Council rubbish bag.

Drop off points will be provided at all RTSs for people to drop off household refuse in blue Council bags, cardboard, plastic and glass during opening hours only.

RTSs will be staffed, with strict controls around contact and disposal to keep our communities, staff and contractors safe.

Please be kind and treat the workers with respect.

We are contacting commercial operators separately about these changes.

Scroll down to see the opening hours and location of your nearest Refuse Transfer Station. 

We have placed portable compactors at key locations around the district that see high visitor numbers and during COVID-19:

  • Thames: At the entrance of the large Rhodes Park 1km south of Thames township
  • Waikawau Boat Ramp – Thames Coast road:  just south of the Waikawau boat ramp on the Thames Coast Road, 3.8km north of Te Mata
  • Kuaotunu Boat Ramp: Also known as Quarry Point Boat Ramp. SH25 opposite 88 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd.
  • Old Coroglen Saleyard site: Immediately south of the SH25 bridge over the Waiwawa River. 1909 SH25 Tairua-Whitianga Rd, near the junction with the Tapu-Coroglen Rd.
  • Opoutere: Beside the public toilets on the corner of Ohui and Opoutere roads, near the campground.

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

  • Matarangi RTS -101 Matarangi Drive, Matarangi
  • Tairua RTS -3 Red Bridge Road, Tairua
  • Pauanui RTS- 887 Hikuai Settlement Road, Pauanui
  • Whangamata RTS- 2755 SH Waihi-Whangamata, Whangamata
  • Whangapoua drop-off facility- Tangiora Ave in the Whangapoua Beach and Beach Store carpark
  • Opito Bay drop-off facility- 350mtrs up Matapaua Bay road off Black Jack

Rubbish in pre-paid, blue Council bags and recycling in bags can be left during opening hours only at no charge at these three Refuse Transfer Stations: 

Fees and Charges

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Transfer Station
(Solid Waste Fees)
Units2019/2020
Where no weighbridge available:   
Un-compacted waste Per cubic metre $65.00
Compacted waste Per cubic metre $200.00
Green waste Per cubic metre $36.00
Where weighbridge available:   
Waste Per tonne $197.00
Green waste Per tonne $126.00
Unofficial refuse bags Per bag $4.00
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 $50.00
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.


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