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Waitākere – Rubbish, recycling, and food scraps bins 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.

You do not 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

$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

You should know

We will charge you an additional amount if you live in an area where the food scraps collection service will start in early 2023. The additional amount, between $17.82 to $23.76, will be included in the pro rata invoice for waste services you receive for 2022/2023 year. This will be added to your rates account from the following rating year.

You will still be charged even if you choose not to use the service.  The recycling bin and food scraps bin charges will be combined into the Recycling bin charges table from July 2023. A food scraps bin will be delivered to your household as part of the rollout. See Start dates for food scraps collection.

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

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