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Waiheke Island – Rubbish and recycling bin options and charges

Rubbish bin and bags in service

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.

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

Price of official council rubbish bags

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

Read fee table.
Bag sizeSingle bag price (RRP)Pack of five bags price (RRP)
60-litre$5.30$26.50

You should know

Rubbish bag prices are higher for the Hauraki Gulf islands to cover the cost of transporting large amounts of waste (e.g. recyclables and rubbish) to the mainland for disposal.

​Where to buy official council rubbish bags

You can buy our orange rubbish bags from:

Recycling bins in service

Waiheke Island recycling bins are green with yellow or blue lids and come in 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.

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

​Rubbish and recycling bin charges

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 and rubbish bins) is pro-rated based on the month the service 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

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