Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off Facilities

We have drop-off facilities at Matarangi, Pauanui, Tairua and Whangamata. We also have portable compactors at tourism hot-spots around the district. Find out where in this section.


Street Address: 101 Matarangi Drive, Matarangi


Street Address: 887 Hikuai Settlement Road, Pauanui


Street Address: 3 Red Bridge Road, Tairua


Street Address: 2755 SH Waihi-Whangamata, Whangamata

Rubbish compactors

We have placed portable compactors at key locations around the district that see high visitor numbers.

  • Kuaotunu Boat Ramp – also known as Quarry Point Boat Ramp. SH25 opposite 88 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd.
  • Opoutere - beside the public toilets on the corner of Ohui and Opoutere roads, near the campground.
  • 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.

The compactors are solar powered and coin operated ($2 coin only). Any rubbish of approximately the size of one of our standard blue rubbish bags can be disposed of into the hopper.  Please do not use the compactors to dispose of any liquid or hazardous waste which must be taken to the nearest Refuse Transfer Station.

Please note: Breakdowns have occurred due to misuse and vandalism we ask people to be patient while we work to repair some compactors.

Read more about the compactors here.

compactor june 2017