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 Resource Recovery Centers in Taumarunui and Ohakune. Transfer stations are within these facilities along with National Park, Ohura, Owhango and Ongarue.
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 Anne-Marie Westcott or contact her via Council - 07 895 8188.
What can't go into my Refuse Bags?
- Hot Ashes
- Garden Waste and Hedge Clippings
- Hazardous Waste
Recyclables such as - Glass Bottles and Jars, Paper and Cardboard, Cans and Plastics with recycling symbols 1, 2 and 5 should be placed in your recycle bin, not your rubbish bags. Visit our Recycling Page for more information.
If you are still unsure of what can be placed in your refuse bag, scroll down to the handy sorter app on the Zero Waste Ruapehu website.
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.
Horizons Regional Council's Regional Policy Statement (1998) contains specific responsibilities for solid waste management that will be replaced by the 2006 One Plan.
Fees and Charges
Transfer Stations and kerbside collection Fees and Charges