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Auckland Council

Waste services for small businesses

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Rubbish services

At present, rubbish collection services are different between former council areas:

 Rodney

We currently do not collect rubbish from commercial properties.

Contact a private waste service for bins, bags and collection.

 North Shore and Waitākere

​We collect rubbish in council pre-paid orange bags three times a week.

See Rubbish and recycling collection days.

 Auckland City

​We collect rubbish in rates-funded 120L wheelie bins weekly.

For inner CBD, we collect rubbish in council pre-paid orange bags twice daily, once on Sundays.

 Manukau

​We currently do not collect rubbish from commercial properties.

Contact a private waste service for bins and collection.

 Papakura and Franklin

​We collect rubbish in council pre-paid orange bags weekly.

Recycling services

Recycling services for household quantities are available in Auckland except for the former Manukau City Council area.

Auckland Inner CBD

  • For recycling, use clear council plastic bags.
  • We collect cardboard separately. Flatten the cardboard and place on the kerb next to your recycling. Make sure these are placed in a way that they will not be blown away.
  • Recycling and cardboard are collected twice daily (once on Sundays).
  • Know the recycling guidelines for inner CBD on Make the Most of Waste Recycling guides.

Other areas

The recycling service is provided in comingled (plastic, glass, cans, paper and cardboard in the same bin) wheelie bins collected fortnightly.

Inorganic collection services

We provide an inorganic collection service to small business once every year.

We only collect domestic items, not commercial inorganic waste.

Book an inorganic collection or check your area's collection schedule.

Inorganic collection bookings

Composting services

If your business produces large volumes of food and organic waste, we encourage you to book with a dedicated food waste collection service.

Services offering a commercial composting service to businesses in Auckland are: