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Refuse is another
name for everyday rubbish or waste.
Refuse includes - sweepings, dust, bones, cold ashes, packaging and
other non-recyclable rubbish from everyday household activities. These can all go into your rubbish bags and
are all disposed of.
Council operates a district Landfill and recycling centre in Taumarunui along with Transfer Stations in National park, Ohura, Owhango, Ongarue and Ohakune (Waimarino).
The locations and opening hours for these facilities can be found by following this link.
If you have special refuse or recycling needs or need assistance with rubbish disposal or recycling please email Daniel Allen or contact him via a local Council office.
Recyclables such as
- Glass Bottles and Jars, Paper and Cardboard, Cans and Plastics with recycling
symbols 1 and 2 should be placed in your recycle bin, not your rubbish
bags. Visit our Recycling Page for more information.
The Health Act 1956
requires Council to provide this activity to ensure that the public suffers no
adverse effects due to the accumulation of refuse.
The Future Ruapehu
Community Outcomes 2005 consultation process highlighted community priorities
including core infrastructure, minimal environmental impacts, community
participation in planning and zero waste.
The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released the New Zealand Waste
Strategy 2002 which provides directives and targets for councils to achieve in
the management of solid waste.
Council’s Regional Policy Statement (1998) contains specific responsibilities
for solid waste management that will be replaced by the 2006 “One Plan”.
Transfer Stations and kerbside collection Fees and Charges