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North Shore – Rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins and charges

​Rubbish bins in service

North Shore rubbish bins are blue with yellow lid and are 240 or 140 litres or green with red lid and are 240, 120 or 80 litres.

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. 

Rubbish bin tags

You must purchase a bin tag for each rubbish collection.

The tag should be attached to the handle of the official council bin to ensure collection.

You do not need to buy tags for your recycling and food scraps bins as recycling collections are funded through your property rates.

Price of rubbish bin tags

Pricing may vary by area and between retailers. These are the recommended retail prices (RRP).

Read fee table.
Your bin sizeTag colourPrice (RRP)
80-litre (36cm wide)

​Blue

$3.50
120-litre (40cm wide), 140-litre (45.5cm wide)

​Orange

$5.20
240-litre (51cm wide)

Green​

$7.70

Some bins will display the capacity either on the top edge near the lid, or on a sticker on the side. Otherwise you can measure the width at the top of the bin, on the inside.

Where you can buy rubbish bin tags

You can buy bin tags from your local supermarkets, selected convenience stores and libraries with council services.

Recycle bins in service

Papakura recycling bins are green with a yellow lid and come in 360, 240 and 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.

​Recycle bin charges

The annual charge for a new or additional recycling bin is pro-rated based on the month the bin was ordered:

Read fee table.
Month bin orderedNew bin (pro-rata charge)Additional bin (pro-rata charge)
July 2023$155.57$96.18
August 2023$143.78$88.89
September 2023$132$81.61
October 2023$120.21$74.32
November 2023$108.43$67.03
December 2023$96.64$59.75
January 2024$84.86$52.46
February 2024$73.07$45.18
March 2024$61.29$37.89
April 2024$49.50$30.60
May 2024$37.71$23.32
June 2024$25.93$16.03

Food scraps bin in service

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

​Food scraps bin charges

You should know

If you are requesting new waste services in an area where food scraps service is currently available, then your pro rata invoice will include the total charge for both recycling and food scraps service. This 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.

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

Food scraps bin charges for North Shore

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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