Rubbish and Recycling
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The South Taranaki District Council takes waste very seriously.
The Council provides the district’s communities with a cost effective and eco-friendly system of waste management that includes; refuse collection and disposal, a kerbside recycling service, transfer stations with free recycling drop-off, and a voluntary green waste service.
Download our App
Download Council's Rubbish and Recycling App for waste minimisation tips, a recycling search, to find your rubbish day or to find out more about each of your kerbside bins.
Community Clean Ups
Community Clean Ups are a great opportunity to get your friends, family, school, business or local community group together and make a positive impact in South Taranaki.
Information on the weekly Kerbside Collection, what to put in what bins and some general rules to follow to ensure your bins are collected.
The South Taranaki District Council, Sustainable Taranaki, and eateries across South Taranaki are teaming up to make it easier for you to make the switch to reusable coffee cups and food containers.
Don't know what to do with your electronic waste? Click here to find out more.
Get rid of the lid
Loose lids are a huge problem. We would like you to focus on removing household cleaning bottle triggers and pumps, fizzy drink bottle lids, and milk/cream bottle lids.
Home composting and worm farms are an amazing way to reduce food waste as well as look after your garden.
Litter and Dumped Rubbish
Information on littering, hazardous waste and the Litter Infringement Policy.
Love Food Hate Waste
Food waste is a huge problem in New Zealand - click here to find out tips and tricks of how to use your food scraps.
Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution
Regional Organic Materials Recovery Facility
In 2021, Taranaki’s three district councils decided to investigate the possibility of building and operating a regional Organic Materials Recovery Facility.
Rubbish and Recycling App
Find out more about our Rubbish and Recycling App - and how to get your hands on it.
Click here to find out more about the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme.
Sort it, South Taranaki
This year we're asking South Taranaki residents to get serious about sorting their recycling. Click here for some tips and tricks.
Find out more about where our seven transfer stations are, what you can take there and the fees and charges.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The Plan sets out the Council’s vision, objectives and targets in line with an overarching aim to work towards Zero Waste.
Waste Management at Events
Are you holding an event? Here's some things to consider in the planning stages.