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.
Rubbish and Recycling App
Find out more about our new Rubbish and Recycling App - and how to get your hands on it.
What we can recycle has changed
From September 2020, Councils will no longer take plastics 3, 4, 6 & 7. Plastic containers with the number 1, 2 & 5 in the recycling triangle can go in your kerbside recycling bin.
Don't know what to do with your electronic waste? Click here to find out more.
Home composting and worm farms are an amazing way to reduce food waste as well as look after your garden.
Information on the weekly Kerbside Collection, what to put in what bins and some general rules to follow to ensure your bins are collected.
Litter and Dumped Rubbish
Information on littering, hazardous waste and the Litter Infringement Policy.
Living Plastic Free
Click here to find out how you can live a more eco-friendly life by ditching as many non-recyclable plastics as possible!
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.
Click here to find out more about the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme.
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.