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Rubbish and recycling

Transfer stations

You can take waste that is not suitable for kerbside collection to a transfer station.

Most transfer stations accept garden waste, large household waste, hazardous household waste and scrap metal but you should check what you can take before you go.



Locations and opening hours

 

Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre

50 The Concourse, Henderson
800m from the Lincoln Road off ramp on the North Western Motorway 
Phone: Contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 5am-6pm (last entry at 5.45pm at staff discretion)
  • Saturday: 8am-5pm (last entry at 4.45pm at staff discretion)
  • Sunday 8am-4pm (last entry at 3.45pm at staff discretion)
  • Public holidays: 9am-3pm. Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day
  • ANZAC Day (25 April): 9am-5pm (Last entry at 4.45pm at staff discretion)
  • Abandoned vehicles: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. Please contact us first to make an appointment

 

Whangaparāoa Recycling Depot

637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay (next door to Repco)
Phone: 0800 426 5169 or contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 8am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4pm
  • Public holidays: Closed

 

Waiheke Island Transfer Station

108 Ostend Road, Waiheke
Phone: 09 372 1070

  • Monday to Sunday: 8am-4pm
  • Anzac Day (25 April): Open from midday
  • Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday: Closed

 

Great Barrier Island Claris Landfill

Phone: 09 429 0258

Summer - 20 December to 31 January:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Boxing Day: 9am-3pm
  • Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Winter - 1 February to 19 December:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-3pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: Closed

 

Privately owned transfer stations

Location

Address

Name

Contact

Avondale

114 Patiki Road

Patiki Road Transfer Station

09 820 5691

Devonport

27 Lake Road 

Devonport Transfer Station

09 445 6914

East Tamaki

33 Neales Road

East Tamaki Transfer Station

09 273 8087

Helensville

Mill Road Helensville

Resource Recovery Centre

Run by a trust for the benefit of the local residents.

Open: Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-noon only.

Contact us

Mairangi Bay

4 Home Place

Constellation Drive Refuse Transfer Station

09 478 9882

0800 240 120

Onehunga

81 Captain Springs Rd

Pikes Point Transfer Station

09 636 6635

Onehunga  - VISY Recycling

29 Victoria Street, Onehunga

VISY Recycling
*Accept glass, plastic, paper, card and cans

0800 VISY NZ (847 969)

Papakura

Boundary Road

Heard's Bark Soil and Compost

09 298 4108

Papakura

Inlet Road
Takanini

Transfer Station, Inlet Road

 

09 299 8153

Pukekohe

10 Austen Place 

Pukekohe Transfer  Station

09 237 1901 

Rosedale

Rosedale Road

 

North Shore Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station

09 478 9208 

Waste Management

Silverdale

101 Foundry Road

Remondis Transfer Station

0800 422 477

Waiuku

Hosking Place

Waiuku Transfer Station

09 235 0540

Warkworth

43 Lawrie Road

Snells Beach Transfer Station

09 425 9264

Wellsford

141 Rustybrook Road

Wellsford Waste Transfer Station

09 425 8567

Whangaparāoa

637 Whangaparāoa Road

Whangaparāoa Recycling Depot

0800 426 5169

Whitford

(for residents only)

Whitford-Maraetai Road

Whitford Landfil

09 530 8774 

 

Wiri  - Transfer Station

196 Wiri Station Road (Corner of Wiri Station Road and Langley Road)

Wiri Transfer Station

09 250 0214

Wiri – VISY Glama

44 Langley Road

VISY Glama

09 279 6463

VISY website

 



Waste accepted at transfer stations


Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre

Click on the type of waste below to check what Waitakere Transfer station accepts:

 

Second hand goods

The station lists quality second-hand goods for sale on the Trade Me website under the trading name ‘wcc.recycle’.

The Resource Recovery centre is not open to the public.

The station posts all available goods on Trade Me and arranges pick up times directly with the buyer when an item is sold. Common items for sale are:

  • lawnmowers
  • bicycles
  • whiteware
  • furniture
  • bric a brac
  • sporting equipment and trailers.

 

Free wood

Free scrap wood, suitable for a variety of purposes, is available from the transfer station throughout the year. All the wood has been recovered from the waste stream.

 

Whangaparāoa Recycling Depot

The site only accepts recyclables, including:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • steel and aluminium cans
  • plastic containers grade 1 - 6
  • paper and flattened cardboard.

 

Waiheke Island Transfer Station

The transfer station accepts most types of waste, including:

  • general rubbish
  • hazardous waste
  • green waste
  • building materials
  • recyclable materials.

Items not accepted at the station include:

  • odorous waste
  • veterinary, hospital and medical waste
  • liquid waste
  • timber preservatives, asbestos and chemical manufacturing residues
  • herbicides and insecticides
  • car bodies
  • commercial hazardous waste
  • fill.

 

Great Barrier Island Claris Landfill

The transfer station accepts most types of waste, including:

  • general rubbish
  • hazardous waste
  • green waste
  • building materials
  • recyclable materials.

The landfill accepts car parts by prior arrangement only. Contact Great Barrier Cartage on 09 429 0622. 

 

Privately owned transfer stations

Contact the transfer station directly to check what items are accepted.

Most privately owned transfer stations do not accept hazardous waste, see what to do with hazardous waste.

 



Costs and payment options


Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre

The weighbridge can be used to weigh a car or other vehicles. The charge is $10.50.

There is no charge for gas cylinders (LPG, BBQ and automotive).

Type of Waste

Cost

Bag of rubbish (maximum 2 bags)

$5.20

2 bags of domestic rubbish

$8.90

Car bodies

$0 - $37

Car boot of refuse (maximum 100kg)

 

$23.80

Car boot of green waste (maximum 100kg)

$14.50

Christmas tree

$5.20

SUV/station wagon/trailer/ute/van (maximum 260kg) of domestic refuse

$38

SUV/station wagon/trailer/ute/van (maximum 260kg) of domestic green waste

$25

Tonne of cleanfill

$142.90
(minimum $38 charge applies)

Tonne of refuse - domestic

$142.90
(minimum $38 charge applies)

Tonne of refuse - commercial*

$142.90
(minimum $38 charge applies)

Tonne of green waste

$95
(minimum $25 charge applies)

Tonne of polystyrene - commercial*

$1218.50
(minimum $56 charge applies)

Tyre - car

$3.70

Tyre - truck

$10.10

Tyre - tractor

$15.70

Tyre - loader

$50.80

Wheelie bin (120L) of refuse

$8.90

 

Wheelie bin (240L) of refuse

$18

Note:  *Commercial rates are subject to change between February and April (inclusive) by monthly notice.

 

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit card (not American Express or Diners Club)
  • EFTPOS
  • Cheques - by prior arrangement only. This will be subject to Telecheck approval and must be accompanied with ID.  Please contact us for more information.
  • Credit applications - you may apply for an account. Pick up a form from the weighbridge or contact us.

 

Whangaparāoa Recycling Depot

There are no charges/fees.

 

Waiheke Island Transfer Station

There is no charge for Auckland Council rubbish bags, recyclables, LPG gas bottles and some reusable items.

 type of waste

Cost 

Car or station wagon load (net load up to 100kg)

$31.50

Commercial weighing minimum charge (by prior arrangement)

$16.80

Green waste - pampas, flax, toi toi, ginger, bamboo, wandering jew, all palms (including cabbage tree) and tree roots

Dependent on load size

Green waste - all other

No charge

Household hazardous waste

Free if domestic and less than 20 litres

Loads over 300kg (regardless of load category)

$204.40

Minimum charge for disposal, except for recyclables, organic rubbish or gas bottles

$15.80

Removing gas from refrigerators

$6.70

Single axle trailer load (net load up to 300kg)

$62.20

Trucks and large trailers (net load up to 300kg)

$62.20

Tyre - car

$6.80

Tyre - truck

$61.80

Tyre - truck (light weight)

$15.70

Utility or van load (net load up to 300kg)

$62.60

Vehicles or containers not covered by any category above (net load up to 300kg)

$62.20

Whiteware and computers (must be separated)

$13.40

 

Great Barrier Island Claris Landfill

All waste is free of charge, including hazardous waste, as long as it is domestic and less than 20 litres.

 

Privately owned transfer stations

Contact the transfer station directly to confirm prices.

 

Select an area for local transfer stations.

Central

Select the transfer station for details.

Patiki Road

114 Patiki Road
Avondale
Phone: 09 820 5691
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

114 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

Pikes Point

81 Captain Springs Rd
Onehunga
Phone: 09 636 6635
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

81 Captain Springs Rd, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand

Onehunga Recycling

29 Victoria Street
Onehunga
Phone:0800 VISY NZ (0800 847 969)

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

29 Victoria Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand

Hauraki Gulf islands

Select the transfer station for details.

Waiheke Island

108 Ostend Road, Waiheke
Phone: 09 372 1070

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm
Anzac Day (25 April) Open from midday
Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday Closed

Waste accepted

Garden waste, large household waste, hazardous household waste and recyclables are accepted.

Items not accepted include:

  • odorous waste
  • veterinary, hospital and medical waste
  • liquid waste
  • timber preservatives, asbestos and chemical manufacturing residues
  • herbicides and insecticides
  • car bodies
  • commercial hazardous waste
  • fill.

Costs

No charge for Auckland Council rubbish bags, recyclables, LPG gas bottles and some reusable items.

Type of waste Cost
Car or station wagon load (net load up to 100kg) $31.50
Commercial weighing minimum charge (by prior arrangement) $16.80
Green waste - pampas, flax, toi toi, ginger, bamboo, wandering jew, all palms (including cabbage tree) and tree roots Dependent on load size
Green waste - all other  No charge
Household hazardous waste Free if domestic and less than 20 litres
Loads over 300kg (any waste type) $204.40
Minimum charge for disposal, except for recyclables, organic rubbish or gas bottles $15.80
Removing gas from refrigerators $6.70
Single axle trailer load (net load up to 300kg) $62.20
Trucks and large trailers (net load up to 300kg) $62.20
Tyre - car $6.80
Tyre - truck $61.80
Tyre - truck (light weight) $15.70
Utility or van load (net load up to 300kg) $62.60
Vehicles or containers not covered by any other waste type (net load up to 300kg) $62.20
Whiteware and computers (must be separated from rubbish) $13.40
108 Ostend Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Great Barrier Island Claris Landfill

Claris
Phone: 09 429 0258

Opening hours

Summer (20 December to 31 January):

Monday to Saturday: 9am-5pm
Boxing Day: 9am-3pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Winter (1 February to 19 December):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-3pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and public holidays Closed

Waste accepted

Most types of waste are accepted, including:

  • general rubbish
  • hazardous waste
  • green waste
  • building materials
  • recyclable materials
  • car parts by prior arrangement only. Contact Great Barrier Cartage on 09 429 0622.

Cost

Waste disposal is free of charge, including hazardous waste, as long as it is domestic and less than 20 litres.

70 Gray Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand

North

Select the transfer station for details.

Constellation Drive Refuse

4 Home Place
Mairangi Bay
Phone: 09 478 9882 or 0800 240 120
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

4 Home Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Devonport

27 Lake Road
Devonport
Phone: 09 445 6914

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

27 Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

North Shore Refuse and Recycling

Rosedale Road
Rosedale
Phone: 09 478 9208
Website: www.wastemanagement.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

Rosedale Road, Rosedale, Auckland, New Zealand

Remondis

101 Foundry Road
Silverdale
Phone: 0800 422 477
Website: www.remondis.net.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

101 Foundry Road, Silverdale, New Zealand

Resource Recovery Centre

Mill Road
Helensville
Phone: 09 301 0101

Run by a trust for the benefit of the local residents. Contact the transfer station directly for costs and the items they accept.

Opening hours

Friday 10am-2pm
Saturday 8am-noon

Mill Road, Helensville, New Zealand

Snells Beach

43 Lawrie Road
Warkworth
Phone: 09 425 9264
Website: www.northlandwaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

43 Lawrie Road, Warkworth, New Zealand

Wellsford Waste

141 Rustybrook Road
Wellsford
Phone: 09 425 8567
Website: www.northlandwaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

141 Rustybrook Road, Wellsford, New Zealand

Whangaparaoa Recycling Depot

637 Whangaparaoa Road
Stanmore Bay (next door to Repco)
Phone: 0800 426 5169 or 09 301 0101

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

Public holidays

Closed

Cost

Free

Waste accepted

Recyclables only, including:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • steel and aluminium cans
  • plastic containers grade 1 - 6
  • paper and flattened cardboard.

637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, New Zealand

South

Select the transfer station for details.

East Tamaki

33 Neales Road
East Tamaki
Phone: 09 273 8087
Website: www.wastedisposalservices.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

33 Neales Road, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Heard's Bark Soil and Compost

Boundary Road
Papakura
Phone: 09 298 4108

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

Boundary Road, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

Inlet Road

Inlet Road
Takanini
Phone: 09 299 8153

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

Inlet Road, Takanini, Auckland, New Zealand

Pukekohe

10 Austen Place
Pukekohe
Phone: 09 237 1901
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

10 Austen Place, Pukekohe, New Zealand

Waiuku

Hosking Place
Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 0540
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

Hosking Place, Waiuku, New Zealand

Whitford Landfill

Whitford-Maraetai Road
Whitford
Phone: 09 530 8774
Website: www.wastedisposalservices.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

Whitford-Maraetai Road, Whitford, Auckland, New Zealand

Wiri

196 Wiri Station Road (Corner of Wiri Station Road and Langley Road)
Wiri
Phone: 09 250 0214
Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

196 Wiri Station Road, Wiri, New Zealand

Wiri recycling - VISY Glama

44 Langley Road
Wiri
Phone: 09 279 6463
Website: www.visy.co.nz

This is a a privately owned facility. Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.

44 Langley Road, Wiri, New Zealand

West

Select the transfer station for details.

Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre

50 The Concourse, Henderson
Phone: 09 301 0101

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 5am-6pm (last entry at 5.45pm)
Saturday 8am-5pm (last entry at 4.45pm)
Sunday 8am-4pm (last entry at 3.45pm)
Public holidays 9am-3pm
Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day Closed
ANZAC Day 9am-5pm (last entry at 4.45pm)
Abandoned vehicles: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm by appointment. Phone: 09 301 0101

Waste accepted

  • appliances and furniture
  • building and construction waste
  • cars and car parts
  • garden and green waste
  • household rubbish and bags
  • hazardous waste including, batteries, computers, paint, fridges, some chemicals, light bulbs
  • recycling.

Waste not accepted

  • asbestos
  • ballasts - inside fluorescent light fittings
  • medical waste and sharps
  • odorous waste, e.g. rotting waste
  • waste likely to create airborne dust or particles, e.g. sawdust, powders, etc
  • waste in quantities likely to cause handling difficulties or machine malfunction, e.g. polystyrene, unraveled tape, string, rope, plastic film.

Costs

No charge to drop off household quantities of:

  • appliances, metal only (all other appliances charged as household rubbish)
  • aluminium cans
  • computers - whole computers only (up to three)
  • furniture (excludes mattresses and mirrors), in good reusable condition, not mixed with rubbish
  • glass - jars and clean colour sorted bottles only
  • hazardous waste (call to check on quantities and what's accepted)
  • lawnmowers
  • metal - corrugated iron roofing, tin cans, metal roofing tiles, steel - small pieces, not attached to anything
  • paper and cardboard
  • plastic containers grades 1-7, bottles
  • smoke alarms (up to four)
  • whiteware (fridges, stoves, washing machines, microwaves etc) - must be empty otherwise charged.
Type of Waste  Cost
Official council rubbish bags free Free
Domestic rubbish - bag (maximum 2 bags)  $5.20
Domestic rubbish - 2 bags  $8.90
Domestic rubbish- car boot (maximum 100kg) $23.80
Domestic rubbish - SUV/station wagon/trailor//ute/van (maximum 260kg) $38
Domestic rubbish - tonne (minimum $38 charge) $142.90
Green waste - car boot (maximum 100kg) $14.50
Green waste, domestic - SUV/station wagon/trailer/ute/van (maximum 260kg) $25
Green waste - tonne (minimum $25 charge) $95
Clean fill - tonne (minimum $38 charge) $142.90
Commercial rubbish - tonne (minimum $38 charge) $142.90
Polystyrene - tonne (minimum $56 charge) $1218.50
Car bodies $0 - $37
Tyre - car $3.70
Tyre - truck $10.10
Tyre - tractor $15.70
Tyre - loader $50.80
Wheelie bin (120L) of rubbish $8.90
Wheelie bin (240L) of rubbish $18

50 The Concourse, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand