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Waitākere – ngā kōwhiringa me ngā utu mō ngā ipupara me ngā ipupara hangarua

Waitākere – Rubbish and recycling bin options and charges

​Rubbish bins in service

Waitākere 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 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

$2.80
120-litre (40cm wide*), 140-litre (45.5cm wide*)

​Orange

$4.10
240-litre (51cm wide*)

Green

$5.90

* 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 2021$142.70$88.90
August 2021$131.89$82.17
September 2021$121.08$75.43
October 2021$110.27$68.70
November 2021$99.46$61.96
December 2021$88.65$55.23
January 2022$77.84$48.49
February 2022$67.03$41.76
March 2022$56.22$35.02
April 2022$45.40$28.29
May 2022$34.59$21.55
June 2022$23.78$14.82

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