Green Waste kerbside service

This service is a voluntary fortnightly collection using a 240L wheelie bin.

To opt into this service, all you need to do is come into Council, South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor’s Centre or any LibraryPlus to buy a sticker that goes on the front of your 240L wheelie bin and entitles you to your green waste being picked up on fortnightly basis from the kerbside for 12 months. It will be picked up on the same day as your other rubbish and recycling, but for the right date, you need to refer to the calendar you get given when you buy a sticker (or refer the areas below)

The registration year begins in October and ends the following September, but you can buy a sticker at any point in the year.

A small amount of Organic Waste can also be added to this fortnightly collection. Click here to find out more.

If you didn't want to subscribe to the fortnightly kerbside collection service, you can also drop off green waste at your local transfer station for a cost. Disposal criteria apply - see what you can and can't dispose of at the transfer station here.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a 240L bin?

You can currently buy one for $75 and it will be delivered to your door within 5 working days.

I have a Gold Card – does this entitle me to a discount?

It sure does. Bring your Gold Card along with you when you come in to buy the sticker and enjoy 20% off the purchase price. Please note that this discount only applies to the property where you live.

How can you tell if I have the new sticker or not?

The look of the sticker dramatically changes every 12 months so the contractor can easily identify whether you have a current green waste subscription or not. Council also keeps a record of the addresses that are signed up to this service.

What if I sign up in March, does that mean I have to pay for a full year to get a service for 6 months?

No, not at all. No matter when you buy a greenwaste sticker, the price reduces throughout the 12 months to reflect so you’re only paying for the part-year that you’ll use.

When will my green waste be picked up?

Please select your area below to see your calendar for the 1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019 year.


Eltham, Kaponga, Kapuni and Manaia

Hawera (click on what day your kerbside collection gets picked up) - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normanby, Okaiawa and Ohawe

Patea and Waverley