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Central Auckland - Rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins and charges

​Rubbish and recycling bag collection service for Auckland city centre

Wheelie bins are not suitable for properties in the city centre, so this area has a rubbish and recycling bag collection service.

We provide both orange rubbish bags and clear recycling bags for properties that pay a waste charge in the city centre. These bags are allocated twice a year around February and August.

If you run out of council bags, you can buy more at Central City Library and council services.

The food scraps collection service is not available for Auckland city centre area.

Rubbish bins in service for central Auckland

Central Auckland rubbish bins are green with a red lid and come in 240, 120 or 80-litre sizes.

Bin requests

See Request bin repair or report a missing bin to get a bin replaced or to fix a broken bin.

See Request a bin for a new property and other bin services to order a new bin for your new property.

See Request a different size bin to swap your bin for a different size. 

Recycle bins in service for central Auckland

Auckland Central recycling bins are green with a yellow or blue lid and come in 360, 240 or 120-litre sizes.

Recycle bin dimensions

  • 360-litre bins are 1100mm high and 848mm wide.
  • 240-litre bins are 1060mm high and 730mm wide.
  • 120-litre bins are 930mm high and 545mm wide.

Bin requests

See Request bin repair or report a missing bin to get a bin replaced or to fix a broken bin. 

See Request a bin for a new property and other bin services to order a new bin for your new property.

See Request a different size bin to swap your bin for a different size. 

Note: we no longer provide blue lid 240L and 120L recycling bins.

​Rubbish, food scraps and recycling bin charges

If you are requesting new waste services, your pro-rata invoice will include the total charge for rubbish, recycling and food scraps services. The food scraps charge applies even if you choose not to use the food scraps bin.

The annual charge for waste services is pro-rated based on the month the bin was ordered.

Waste charges will be added to your rates account from the following year.

You will not get a refund on your rates if you downsize a rubbish bin. The extra charge for the larger bin will be removed from your rates from 1 July the next rating year.

​The annual charge for a new waste service (recycling, food scraps and rubbish bin) is pro-rated based on the month the bin was ordered.

New waste service charges

Read fee table.
Month bins orderedRecycling and 80L rubbish bin (pro-rata charge)Recycling and 120L rubbish bins (pro-rata charge)Recycling and 240L rubbish bins (pro-rata charge)
July 2023$299.28$328.48$442.60
August 2023$276.61$303.60$409.07
September 2023$253.93$278.71$375.54
October 2023$231.26$253.83$342.01
November 2023$208.59$228.94$308.48
December 2023$185.92$204.06$274.95
January 2024$163.24$179.17$241.42
February 2024$140.57$154.29$207.89
March 2024$117.90$129.40$174.36
April 2024$95.23$104.52$140.83
May 2024$72.55$79.63$107.30
June 2024$49.88$54.75$73.77

Bin exchange fees

You will need to pay a one-off fee of $40 to exchange your bin.

Read fee table.
Month bin orderedExchange rubbish bin from 80L to 120L (pro-rata charge)Exchange rubbish bin from 80L to 240L (pro-rata charge)Exchange rubbish bin from 120L to 240L (pro-rata charge)
July 2023$29.20$143.32$114.12
August 2023$26.99$132.46$105.47
September 2023$24.78$121.61$96.83
October 2023$22.57$110.75$88.18
November 2023$20.35$99.89$79.54
December 2023$18.14$89.03$70.89
January 2024$15.93$78.18$62.25
February 2024$13.72$67.32$53.60
March 2024$11.50$56.46$44.96
April 2024$9.29$45.60$36.31
May 2024$7.08$34.75$27.67
June 2024$4.87$23.89$19.02

​Additional recycling bin charges

Read fee table.
Month bin orderedAdditional recycling bin only (pro-rata charge)
July 2023$96.18
August 2023$88.89
September 2023$81.61
October 2023$74.32
November 2023$67.03
December 2023$59.75
January 2024$52.46
February 2024$45.18
March 2024$37.89
April 2024$30.60
May 2024$23.32
June 2024$16.03

​Food scraps bin in service

Central Auckland food scraps bin is green colour and comes in a 23-litre size. Kitchen caddy is cream colour with black lid and comes in 6-litre size.

The food scraps service includes a 23-litre food scraps bin and a kitchen caddy.

See Food scraps collections for more information.

Food scraps bin charges

You should know

If you are requesting new waste services, your pro-rata invoice will include the total charge for rubbish, recycling and food scraps services. The food scraps charge applies even if you choose not to use the food scraps bin.
​The annual charge for a food scraps bin is pro-rated based on the month the bin was ordered.

​Food scraps bin charges for Central Auckland

Read fee table.
Month bin orderedFood scraps bin pro-rata charge
July 2023$77.20
August 2023$71.35
September 2023$65.50
October 2023$59.65
November 2023$53.81
December 2023$47.96
January 2024$42.11
February 2024$36.26
March 2024$30.41
April 2024$24.56
May 2024$18.72
June 2024$12.87

​Compostable bin liners for your kitchen caddy

You can use an Auckland Council compostable bin liner in your food scraps kitchen caddy to help remove odours and keep them clean.

For information about where to buy compostable bin liners and pricing, see Food scraps collection bins and bin liners.

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