Refuse and recycling

Waikato District Council provides a refuse and recycling collection service to over 15,000 houses each week.

The cost of providing a weekly recycle service is charged through your rates. To find out if you get the refuse and recycling service please call your local Council office.  

Refuse and recycling transfer stations and information          Inorganic Collection 2014

  Things you need to know

  • Where available refuse and recycling collections will be the same day each week
  • Refuse bags and recycle bins must be out on the kerbside by 7.30am
  • You can put out a maximum of two rubbish bags per household.Prepaid areas, Raglan and ex Franklin, can put out more
  • Please use black plastic rubbish bags, farm fertiliser bags or supermarket plastic bags tied securely 
  • A bag must not weigh more than 20kg.
  •  Refuse collection is usually not provided on public holidays. This website, Facebook or your local newspaper will advertise any changes.
  • Xtreme Waste provides a prepaid refuse bag collection in Raglan. Standard 60 litre bags cost $2.50 each and smaller 35 litre bags cost $1.50 each. The bags are available from Raglan BP petrol station, Raglan 4 Square store, Foodmarket (Wainui Road), Te Uku store, Xtreme Waste and the Council’s Raglan office. $41 for 1m3 drop-off refuse
  • Tuakau residents have a wheelie bin service. Other ex-Franklin residents must purchase prepaid bags. NB - all collection services in the former Franklin part of the Waikato district are the same as they were previously.
  • All bottles or jars must go into the recycle bin. Bottles in cardboard boxes won't be collected as they fall apart when wet and may cause injury.

Refuse collection days

    Monday Awaroa (Waiuku urban), Glen Murray, Ngaruawahia Road, Otaua, Raglan West, Rotokauri, Te Kowhai, Whangape, Whatawhata, Whiriwhiri
    Tuesday Aka Aka, Glen Afton, Huntly, Pukemiro, parts of Otaua Rd, Rotowaro, Tuakau (wheelie bin), Raglan East, Hakarimata Road, Brownlee Ave, View Terrace, Thickpenny Ln, Coenen Street, Waingaro Road, Clark Road
    Wednesday Gordonton, Horotiu, Ngaruawahia, Orini, Taupiri
    Thursday Eureka, Matangi, Onewhero, Pokeno, Tamahere,Tuakau (rural)
    Friday Maramarua, Mercer, Meremere, River Road, Te Kauwhata, Te Ohaki Road, Waerenga Road
    Sunday Port Waikato
  • Refuse or recycling not collected? Phone us 0800 492 452
  • Need information on refuse and recycling in Raglan?  Visit Xtreme Waste website
  • Want to know what day your rubbish will be collected? Rubbish collection day map   This also indicates where the different types of collections start and stop.