Fees and Charges

​Waste Management (Refuse)
​Refuse Bags for Kerbside Collection Service (Section 146, Local Government Act 2002)
​Official Council Bags - 60 Litre (recomended retail price)​$3.80
​Official Council Bags - 35 Litre ( recommended retail price)​$2.20
​Wholesale price (60 Litre bags) to distributing outlets (authorised dealers for the retail trade) per bag
​Refuse Disposal
Council operates a waste acceptance criteria at all transfer stations and reserves the right to
not accept material outside of the criteria or to direct that it be disposed of at the District
Landfill.  Official RDC refuse bags are free to dispose of an any Transfer Station.
Other refuse bags (50 Litre) - each​$4.70
​Residential (domestic) users - per m3​$42.50
​Extraordinary (commercial) users - per m3​$53
​Greenwaste - per m3​$10.50
​<100 kg (eg car boot)​$15
​<100 kg (eg car boot)​$50
​<400 kg (eg, tandem trailers) ​$80
​Commercial waste - per tonne ​$250
​Domestic waste - per tonne$150​
​Special waste (see “Special Difficult Waste”) - per tonne$240​
​Polystyrene >20% content - per tonne​$1,200
​Greenwaste - per tonne$50​


Extraordinary (commercial) users are significant providers of refuse for disposal generated from the commercial, and public sectors. Significant volumes are considered to be greater than 10 m3 of refuse per year in total.  Council will, from time to time, identify and enter into waste management agreements with extraordinary users.
Residential (domestic) users are providers of domestic refuse from single residential dwellings at volumes of less than 10 m3 per year in total.
Uncompacted Refuse is material that is delivered loose, eg, material delivered on a trailerand is measured by the formula length x width x height = volume (in cubic metres).
Compacted Refuse is refuse that is mechanically compacted, eg, material delivered in a
compactor truck.
Special/difficult waste is waste containing offensive odour, excessive dust, or is easily
windblown, attractive to vermin or has health implications.  It may, with the approval of
authorised Council staff, be accepted at the District landfill in Taumarunui only, and requires prior arrangement before it can be deposited or disposed of, as per the waste acceptance criteria.  For clarification, contact the Waste Minimisation Officer (telephone (07) 895 8188).

​Tyres (excluding rims and inner tubes)2015/16
​Car, two wheel motorbike​$4
​4WD and light trucks, ATV's​$6
​Truck and trailer​$25
Cleanfill Disposal
​Must be uncontaminated, separated and meet cleanfill guidelines​$42.50
Hazardous Waste
​Fluorescent tubes and HID lamps - per lamp​$1.80
​Clean, no rebar (steel) - up to 250kg
                                           over 250kg
​Contaminated - domestic
​Small Commercial Quantities
​Waste oil by arrangement - per litre​$0.80
Special/Difficult Waste
​Please see definition of Special/difficult waste as above - per m3​$115
​Recyclable Waste - Residential
R​ecyclables are only accepted for free if presented in the appropriate manner.   Attendants have the right to refuse the items and apply the waste rate if they do not meet the prescribed method of presentation.  Recyclables not presented correctly attract a waste charge

​Shredable Material​$11

 Free disposal at any Transfer Station

Car Bodies - Can be deposited at a designated transfer station providing that are drained of all fluids, i.e. oil, petrol and radiator liquids.  The batteries , CNG/LP ans tyres have been removed and contain no refuse
Wire -  Can be deposited at a designated transfer station, providing it contains no battens or other wood.  Must be coiled and secured
Scrap Steel - Can be deposited at transfer stations, providing it is sorted into light and heavy gauge steel.  Small scrap steel such as nuts, bolts, etc, can be deposited at transfer stations in 240 litre steel drums
Whiteware/Corrugated Iron - Can be deposited at transfer stations.  This includes burnt or rusty iron
Aluminium - Can be deposited at transfer stations, providing it is presented without other non-aluminium material attached

 Sale and Recovery of Material

Council has an active recovery policy and recovered items will be made available to the public for sale.  This will include, but not be limited to, cleanfill, household items and mechanical parts etc.  The pricing of these items will be determined by the quality of the goods.

Refuse Disposal Invoices

All transactions with the public require that a tax invoice is presented to the customer without exception. 




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