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North Shore – Rubbish and recycling bin options 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 a new bin, bin replacement or bin repair online to:

  • order a new bin
  • get a bin replaced
  • get a bin fixed.

Use Request a different sized bin online form 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.

Our tip

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

Price of rubbish 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
120-litre (40cm wide*), 140-litre (45.5cm wide*)

​Orange

$4.50
240-litre (51cm wide*)

​Green

$6.50
​*Shown at the top of the bin, on the inside (some bins will display the capacity either on the top edge near the lid, or on a sticker on the side).

Where you can buy rubbish bin tags

You can buy bin tags from your local supermarkets and selected convenience stores, libraries and service centres.

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: 1100mm high, 848mm wide, 848mm deep
  • 240-litre bins: 1060mm high, 730mm wide, 730mm deep
  • 120-litre bins: 930mm high, 545mm wide, 545mm deep

Bin requests

See Request a new bin, bin replacement or bin repair online to:

  • order a new bin
  • get a bin replaced
  • get a bin fixed.

Use Request a different sized bin online form to swap your bin for a different size.

​Recycling 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 2022$140.45$89.59
August 2022$129.81$82.80
September 2022$119.17$76.02
October 2022$108.53$69.23
November 2022$97.89$62.44
December 2022$87.25$55.65
January 2023$76.61$48.87
February 2023$65.97$42.08
March 2023$55.33$35.29
April 2023$44.69$28.51
May 2023$34.05$21.72
June 2023$23.41$14.93

Food scraps bin in service

North Shore food scraps bin is teal colour and a 23-litre size.

The food scraps service includes a 23-litre food scraps bin and a 6-litre kitchen caddy.

The kitchen caddy is for collecting food scraps in the kitchen before you empty it into the food scraps bin.

Food scraps bins are currently only available in selected streets in Takapuna, Northcote and Milford.

​Food scraps bin charges

The annual charge for a food scraps bin is pro-rated based on the month the bin was ordered:

Read fee table.
Month bin orderedFood scraps bin (pro-rata charge)
July 2022$71.28
August 2022$65.88
September 2022$60.48
October 2022$55.08
November 2022$49.68
December 2022$44.28
January 2023$38.88
February 2023$33.48
March 2023$28.08
April 2023$22.68
May 2023$17.28
June 2023$11.88

​Bin liners for your kitchen caddy

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

Our compostable bin liners are not compulsory. However, if you want to use a bin liner, only Auckland Council bin liners are accepted.

Alternatively, you can line your caddy or food scraps bin with paper bags, newspaper or paper towels.

The colour of our bin liner is changing from green to pink. The new pink bin liners will come in rolls of 20.

Green bin liners will only be available till the end of August 2022.

Price of kitchen caddy bin liners

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

Read fee table.
Number of linersPrice (RRP)
8 liners (1 pack) - green liners are available at select retailers till end of August 2022$2
20 liners (1 roll) - new pink liners available at Auckland Council service centres and libraries$2.80

Where you can buy kitchen caddy bin liners

The new pink bin liners are available to purchase at Auckland Council service centres and libraries. The new liners will be made available soon at supermarkets, dairies, and convenience stores.

At present, green bin liners are available to purchase at supermarkets in Papakura and selected Countdown supermarkets on the North Shore.

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