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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.
Click on the transfer station below to find location and opening hours:
50 The Concourse, Henderson 800m from the Lincoln Road off ramp on the North Western Motorway Phone: Contact us
For information about the Waitakere Community Recycling Centre, see the Community recycling centres page.
637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay (next door to Repco)Phone: 0800 426 5169 or contact us
108 Ostend Road, Waiheke09 372 1070
Phone: 09 4290 799
Contact the transfer station directly for opening hours.
114 Patiki Road
Patiki Road Transfer Station
09 820 5691Envirowaste website
33 Neales Road
East Tamaki Transfer Station
09 273 8087
4 Home Place
Constellation Drive Refuse Transfer Station
0800 240 120
81 Captain Springs Rd
Pikes Point Transfer Station
09 636 8738
Onehunga - VISY Recycling
29 Victoria Street, Onehunga
VISY Recycling*Accept glass, plastic, paper, card and cans
0800 VISY NZ (847 969)
Heard's Bark Soil and Compost
09 298 4108
Transfer Station, Inlet Road
09 299 8153
10 Austen Place
Pukekohe Transfer Station
09 237 1901
North Shore Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station
09 478 9207
101 Foundry Road
Econowaste Transfer Station
09 421 9111
43 Lawrie Road
Snells Beach Transfer Station
09 425 9264
141 Rustybrook Road
Wellsford Waste Transfer Station
09 425 8567
637 Whangaparāoa Road
Whangaparāoa Recycling Depot
0800 426 5169
(for residents only)
09 530 8774
Wiri - Transfer Station
196 Wiri Station Road (Corner of Wiri Station Road and Langley Road)
Wiri Transfer Station
09 250 0214
The Waitakere Transfer Station together with the Resource Recovery Centre offer a discount on selected items. Refer to the Shop Discount Policy (PDF 89KB) for information.
Some hazardous waste, such as; batteries, computers, paint, fridges, some chemicals and light bulbs are accepted in household quantities with no extra charge.
Hazardous waste such as; asbestos, medical waste, ballasts (including fluorescent light fittings), and waste likely to create excessive dust or particles is not accepted.
Click on the type of waste to check what Waitakere Transfer station accepts:
Metal appliances: No charge if not mixed with other rubbish.
All other appliances - refer to the Shop Discount Policy (PDF 89KB).
Household quantities of furniture - refer to the Shop Discount Policy (PDF 89KB).
Disposal costs of furniture items or mattresses not qualifying for the Shop Discount Policy are based on weight.
Items not accepted by transfer station staff must be removed or a disposal fee will be charged.
See Costs and payment options.
Mirrors (whole or broken)
Refer to the Shop Discount Policy (PDF 89KB).
Smoke alarms (domestic)
Household quantities (up to four alarms): No charge.
Whiteware (fridges, stoves, washing machines, microwaves etc)
Empty whiteware: No charge.
Whiteware with food or refuse inside: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Batteries - car, cell phone, any type of rechargeable battery, nickel-cadmium batteries
Car and truck batteries: No charge.
Household quantities of other rechargeable batteries (up to two batteries): No charge.
Batteries - torch, etc
Single use dry cell alkaline batteries are non-hazardous and can be disposed of in the household rubbish bags.
Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Computers - whole
Up to three whole computers - refer to the Shop Discount Policy (PDF 89KB).
More than three whole computers or stripped out computers and components: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Not accepted, contact us for more information.
Cleanfill includes clay, soil, bricks and small pieces of concrete (commercial and domestic): Charged at appropriate rate, see Cost and payment options.
Concrete pieces up to one square metre and 300 millimetres in thickness: Charged as cleanfill, see Cost and payment options.
Corrugated roofing - iron
Corrugated roofing - plastic
Charged as cleanfill, see Cost and payment options.
Disposal cost based on weight.
Fibrolite - flat and corrugated
If accompanied by test report confirming no asbestos: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Otherwise not accepted, contact us for more information.
Paint tins (containing paint)
Household quantities (up to six tins): No charge.
Paint tins (empty)
Metal: No charge (recyclable).
Plastic: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Roofing tiles - concrete
Roofing tiles - metal
Bagged: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Otherwise not accepted due to dust nuisance.
Small pieces, nothing attached: No charge (recyclable).
Small pieces, wood attached: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Large pieces or steel items (e.g. sheds, containers): Check with the Refuse Station Operations Manager - contact us.
Windows (glass from) - whole or broken
Car bodies - not full of rubbish
Car bodies - with rubbish in
Car motors and engine parts
Drained of fuel and oil: No charge.
Otherwise not accepted
Check with Weighbridge on arrival.
Other disposal options include local car wreckers.
Tyres or wheels with tyres on
Aerosol or spray cans - with contents
Household quantities (up to three cans): No charge.
Aerosol or spray cans - empty
Household quantities (up to four litres): No charge.
Note: You must advise staff if the bottle has gas in it.
LPG/ BBQ/Automotive cylinders (up to 9kg): See Costs and payment options.
Swimming pool chemicals
Household quantities (up to one tub): No charge.
Compost-able materials (grass cuttings, tree pruning)
Grass cuttings, tree prunings (stumps less than 100mm) and non-fibrous plants: Charged as green waste, see Cost and payment options.
Dirt, clay and soil
Clean and free of rubbish: Charged as cleanfill, see Cost and payment options.
Otherwise: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Minimal soil attached to grass roots: Charged as green waste, see Cost and payment options.
Lots of soil attached, grass is short (less than five per cent by volume): Charged as cleanfill, see Cost and payment options.
Lots of soil attached, grass is long (greater than five per cent by volume): Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Non-compostable materials (weeds and noxious weeds)
Tree stumps - less than 100 mm diameter
Tree stumps - over 100 mm diameter
Bags- official grey Council bags- official orange Council bags
Bags - other
Up to two bags: Charged at appropriate rate, see Cost and payment options.
More than two bags: Charged at appropriate rate for quantity (e.g. car boot, station wagon or trailer load), see cost and payment options.
Household quantities (up to eight litres) accepted.
Wheelie bin of rubbish
Ballasts - inside fluorescent light fittings
Not accepted, as may contain PCBs. Contact us for more information.
Fluorescent light tubes
Household quantities (up to five tubes): No charge.
Eco or energy efficient light bulbs
Household quantities (up to five bulbs): No charge.
Wrap light bulbs in newspaper and put them in rubbish bags.
Bags - plastic (empty)
Some charity shops accept empty, clean plastic bags for reuse.
If brought to a transfer station: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Bottles (glass) - washed and sorted by colour
Accepted at no charge.
Soiled and/or unsorted (i.e. mixed colours) - Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Household quantities: No charge.
Plate glass (from windows, mirrors or windscreens), whole or broken: Ask for cost at weighbridge.
Paper and cardboard - newspaper or newsprint, glossy paper, magazines
Plastic containers grades 1-7
Domestic quantities, bagged: See cost and payment options.
Domestic quantities, not bagged: Charged as polystyrene - commercial, see cost and payment options.
Commercial quantities, bagged or not: Charged as polystyrene - commercial, see Cost and payment options.
Some waste may be rejected or incur a handling fee. This can include (but is not limited to):
medical sharps or medical waste - contact your health service provider or medical centre for disposal options.
The site only accepts recyclables, including:
The transfer station accepts most types of waste, including:
Items not accepted at the station include:
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.
Car parts accepted by arrangement only. Contact Great Barrier Cartage on 09 429 0622.
Contact the transfer station directly for accepted waste information. See Locations and opening hours above for contact details.
Most privately owned transfer stations do not accept hazardous waste. See hazardous waste for information and alternatives.
From 1 July 2017.
The weighbridge can be used to weigh a car or other vehicles. The charge is $16.50.
Note: Commercial rates are subject to change between February and April (inclusive) by monthly notice.
Type of waste
Fee from 1 August 2016
Bag (max. 2 bags)
100kg (Car, station wagon, SUV, ute, van, trailer)
$23.50 per 100kg (minimum charge $25)
Tonne (all other vehicles)
$170 (minimum charge $65)
$18 (minimum charge $18)
$110 (minimum charge $40)
Tonne (all vehicles)
$150 (minimum charge $60)
Quoted at weighbridge
$1750 (minimum charge $90)
Whole car (without rubbish)
Whole car (with rubbish)
There are no charges or fees.
Official Auckland Council red rubbish bags
Household hazardous waste
Free if domestic and less than 10 litres
Minimum charge for disposal, excluding recyclables, organic rubbish or gas bottles
Car or station wagon load (Net load up to 100kg)
Utility or van load (Net load up to 300kg)
Trucks and large trailers (Net load up to 300kg)
Vehicles or containers not covered by any category above (Net load up to 300kg)
Loads over 300kg (regardless of load category)
Light truck tyre
Pampas, flax, toetoe, ginger, bamboo, wandering jew, all palms (including cabbage tree) and tree roots
Dependent on load size as above
Green waste - all other
Recyclables, LPG gas bottles
Reusable items (as accepted)
Whiteware and computers (must be separated)
Commercial weighing minimum charge (by prior arrangement)
Removing gas from refrigerators
All waste is free of charge, including hazardous waste, as long as it is domestic and less than 20 litres.
Contact the transfer station directly for cost and payment information. See Locations and opening hours above for contact details.
Select an area for local transfer stations.
Select the transfer station for details.
114 Patiki RoadAvondalePhone: 09 820 5691Website: 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 RdOnehungaPhone: 09 636 6635Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz
29 Victoria StreetOnehungaPhone:0800 VISY NZ (0800 847 969)
108 Ostend Road, WaihekePhone: 09 372 1070
Garden waste, large household waste, hazardous household waste and recyclables are accepted.
Items not accepted include:
No charge for Auckland Council rubbish bags, recyclables, LPG gas bottles and some reusable items.
ClarisPhone: 09 429 0258
Summer (20 December to 31 January):
Winter (1 February to 19 December):
Most types of waste are accepted, including:
Waste disposal is free of charge, including hazardous waste, as long as it is domestic and less than 20 litres.
4 Home PlaceMairangi BayPhone: 09 478 9882 or 0800 240 120Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz
27 Lake Road DevonportPhone: 09 445 6914
Rosedale RoadRosedalePhone: 09 478 9208Website: www.wastemanagement.co.nz
101 Foundry RoadSilverdalePhone: 09 421 9111
Mill RoadHelensvillePhone: 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.
Mill Road, Helensville, New Zealand
43 Lawrie RoadWarkworthPhone: 09 425 9264Website: www.northlandwaste.co.nz
141 Rustybrook RoadWellsfordPhone: 09 425 8567Website: www.northlandwaste.co.nz
637 Whangaparaoa RoadStanmore Bay (next door to Repco)Phone: 0800 426 5169 or 09 301 0101
Recyclables only, including:
637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, New Zealand
33 Neales RoadEast TamakiPhone: 09 273 8087Website: www.wastedisposalservices.co.nz
Boundary RoadPapakuraPhone: 09 298 4108
Inlet RoadTakaniniPhone: 09 299 8153
10 Austen Place PukekohePhone: 09 237 1901Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz
Hosking PlaceWaiukuPhone: 09 235 8413
This is a a community-run facility. Contact the facility directly for opening hours, costs and the items they accept.
Whitford-Maraetai RoadWhitford Phone: 09 530 8774Website: 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.
196 Wiri Station Road (Corner of Wiri Station Road and Langley Road)WiriPhone: 09 250 0214Website: www.envirowaste.co.nz
44 Langley RoadWiriPhone: 09 279 6463Website: www.visy.co.nz
50 The Concourse, Henderson Phone: 09 301 0101
Some items may qualify for a discount. Check with the weighbridge operator when you enter the transfer station.
50 The Concourse, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
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