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 Transfer Stations and Landfills 
Hours & Locations    Fees and Charges

Refuse Collection & Recycling Services 
Collection Days    Recycling Centre Locations    What can I recycle?
 


 

Transfer Stations and Landfills

Locations and Hours  |  General Information  |  Fees and Charges  | 


Facility Locations and Hours of Operation

All transfer stations and landfills are closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday, and on the morning of ANZAC Day. On all other public holidays all transfer stations are open for their normal hours of operation. 

    
  Dannevirke Transfer Station
  Easton Street 
 

   Hours 

   Monday to Friday                   9:00am - 4:00pm
   Saturday                              10:30am - 4:00pm
   Sunday                                12:00pm - 4:00pm 

   
   
 

  Eketahuna Landfill
  Marchant Street
 
   Hours
   Thursday, Saturday,
   Sunday                                    2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 

  Pahiatua Transfer Station
  Ridge Road North
 
   Hours

   Wednesday, Sunday              1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Friday                                    1:00pm - 4.00pm

 
 
 

  Pongaroa Landfill
  Urupa Street
 
   Hours
   Monday                                10:00am - 1:00pm 
 
 
 
 

  Woodville Transfer Station
  Oxford Road
 
   Hours
   Wednesday                           9:00am - 11:00am
   Saturday                                  2:00pm - 5:00pm
 
 

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General Information

Vouchers

Individual vouchers can be purchased from the Council’s service centres in Woodville, Pahiatua, and Eketahuna (the six trip concession cards are no longer available).

A voucher will allow you one load to either the Woodville or Pahiatua Transfer Station's, or the Eketahuna or Pongaroa Landfills. Please note: Vouchers are not accepted at the Dannevirke Transfer Station.

You can purchase $17.00 vouchers (car only), or $37.00 vouchers (equivalent to one cubic metre). Hand your voucher to the Landfill/Transfer Station attendee upon arriving to dispose of your refuse.

Dannevirke Transfer Station

At the Dannevirke facility, all domestic and green waste is no longer charged by vehicle or load size - it is now charged by weight.

The weight is calculated by weighing all vehicles (including trailers) in and out of the Transfer Station, you will be charged on a per tonne basis for the weight of the rubbish and green waste dropped off at the site.

Domestic waste is charged at a rate of $130.00 per tonne, for all vehicles (with a minimum charge of $3.75).

Green waste is charged at a rate of $85 per tonne (with a minimum charge of $3.75) 

EXAMPLE

A small trailer, with a load of general waste, weighing 50kg, will cost $6.50

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Fees and Charges

Dannevirke Transfer Station

Domestic waste
all vehicles; minimum charge $3.75
  

  $130
per tonne

Green waste / clean fill
minimum charge $3.75

 

  $85
per tonne

 

All Landfills; and Pahiatua and Woodville Transfer Stations

Car boot load
130kg maximum
  

 $17
per vehicle

All other vehicles
minimum 320kg
 

 $37
per cubic metre

Green waste / clean fill
 

 $17
per vehicle

Bagged domestic rubbish
 

$3.75
per bag

 

All Transfer Stations

 
Televisions    
Flat Screen televisions/monitors   

 $20 each

All other televisions  

$25 each

 
Tyres     
Motorbike tyres   

 $7.00 each

Car tyres  

 $7.00 each

4x4 light utility  

 $10.00 each

Truck tyres  

 $25.00 each

Heavy goods  

 $35.00 each

 
 

 

Refuse Collection and Recycling Services

|  Refuse Collection  |  Kerbside Recycling Collection  |

|  Community Recycling Centres  |  What can I recycle at the Recycling Centre?  |


 

Refuse Collection

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Bags placed at the kerbside on collection days must either be yellow Budget Waste prepaid bags, or the bag must display a Tararua District Council refuse label. Each bag must be able to be lifted by one person, and be no more than 15kg in weight.

If you use the Council refuse labels, you may use any type of rubbish bag you like, provided it securely holds its contents.  For example, you can use the bag that the dog biscuits, potting mix, or fertilizer came in.  Alternatively, you can buy plastic or paper bags from your supermarket.

There are two types of Council refuse labels available:

  • Red labels for large bags: labels for large bags are $3.75 each.
  • Green labels for small bags: one $2.00 label can be used for two standard sized grocery bags tied together.

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Labels can be purchased from Council’s Service Centres and most supermarkets throughout the district. The following is a list of retailers that sell refuse labels:

Dannevirke 
Dannevirke Four Square
Dannevirke New World
Hi-Way Dairy
Mobil Dannevirke
The Warehouse
 
Pahiatua
Choices Dairy
Pahiatua New World
Telstar Dairy

  

Akitio
Akitio Beach Store

Pongaroa
Pongaroa Café Ltd

Alfredton
Alfredton School PTA
 
Herbertville
Herbertville Campground

Refuse bags should be placed at the kerbside by 7:00am on the day of collection, with the refuse label facing the street.

If the collection falls on a public holiday, it may – but not necessarily – be postponed to the next working day. If the date is to be changed, it will be advertised in the newspaper

 

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Kerbside Recycling Collection

Kerbside recycling is currently available in Dannevirke, Norsewood, Ormondville, Woodville, Pahiatua, Makuri, Pongaroa, Eketahuna, Alfredton, Herbertville, and Akitio.

All recycling must be separated out into individual, securely tied, supermarket bags and placed at the kerbside by 7:00am on the day of collection. Plastic, paper, cardboard and cans will be collected kerbside. Please note, there is no kerbside collection for glass.

Kerbside Recycling Collection is FREE! No refuse labels are required.

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Community Recycling Centres

The Tararua District has ten recycling centres, the locations are as follows:

Akitio  -  at the camping ground

Dannevirke  -  at the Transfer Station, Easton Street (hours above)

Eketahuna  -  behind the Service Centre, corner of Wilson Lane & Bridge Street

Herbertville  -  at the Tuatane Road intersection

Norsewood  -  on Odin Street, alongside the Crown Hotel

Ormondville  -  at the Community Hall (glass and cardboard only)

Pahiatua  -  on the corner of Queen and Tudor Streets (open every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9.00am - 4.00pm)

Pongaroa  -  in the Community Hall carpark

Weber  -  at the Weber Hall

Woodville  -  at the Community Centre carpark, Ross Street

If you have any queries regarding recycling, or any other solid waste matters, please call our Waste Services Contracts Supervisor on 06 374 4080.

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What can I recycle at a Community Recycling Centre?

Please note: The below list is for Community Recycling Centre's only. Kerbside Recycling Collection will only cover plastic, paper, cardboard and cans - no glass.

YES

You can recycle these items.

 

   

NO

You cannot recycle these items.

 

Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, brochures

Cardboard and non-foil wrapping paper

Dry food packages – e.g. flattened cereal boxes

Telephone directories

Writing paper, and envelopes (including those with windows)

Type 1, 2, 3, & 5 plastics – look for the recycling symbol, usually at the bottom of the container

Plastic milk bottles, soft drink bottles

Plastic shampoo/conditioner, household cleaner bottles

Yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice-cream containers

Drink cans – aluminium and steel

Rinsed food tins

Glass bottles and jars
 

 

 

 
 

   

Household rubbish, food waste

Polystyrene – including meat trays

Disposable nappies

Hot ashes, garden waste

Seedling or plant pots

Drinking glasses

Window or windscreen glass

Mirrors, frosted or crystal glass

Light bulbs

Ceramics, crockery, porcelain

Old clothes, shoes

Computers, household batteries

Toys, buckets or baskets

Bubble wrap or shrink wrap

Paint tins, fuel oil containers

Containers/bottles larger than 4 litres

Shellfish and fish waste

Other toxic material

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Refuse collection in Tararua is changing. We are currently working on updating the frequently asked questions below. To find out more about the changes to refuse collection, please click here.

 

  1. What is the cost of dumping general waste and green waste?
    At the Dannevirke Transfer Station, domestic waste for all vehicles is charged at $130/tonne e.g. 50kg = $6.50
    For all other transfer stations//landfills, the cost is $17.00 per carload, $37.00 per van or trailer load (equivalent to 1m3) for general waste. The cost for dumping green waste at all landfills/transfer stations - apart from Dannevirke - is $17.00.
     
  2. If my collecting day is a public holiday when will my rubbish be collected?
    In most cases it won't change, however, be sure to check Council alerts for any changes.
     
  3. If I live outside of town, can I take my rubbish into town to be collected?
    Yes, as long as it is placed anywhere in the collection zone along the kerbside with the appropriate sticker. Alternatively, take it to the nearest Transfer Station / Landfill.
     
  4. Why don't I get kerbside collection?
    Most likely because you are outside the collection zone. If you live outside the town boundary, and still want your rubbish collected, you will need to take it into the collection zone and affix the appropriate sticker. Alternatively, you can take it to your nearest Transfer Station / Landfill.
     
  5. How much does it cost to drop off old televisions and white goods?
    Whiteware is free to dispose of at any Tararua District Transfer Station / Landfill. Televisions cost between $20.00 and $25.00 depending on the type. Please refer to Fees and Charges for specific costs.
     
  6. What day does my recycling get collected?
    You can see this above, click here to jump back up the page.
     
  7. Why wasn't my rubbish bag collected?
    As long as it has an official Tararua District Council sticker, is no heavier that 15kg and it has been left kerbside within the collection zone, it should be collected. Be sure to have it kerbside no later than 7:00am on the day of collection.

Please be aware that there are other companies who offer collection services around the district and their collection days are different to Councils, so make sure you check our collection days for solidwaste - as listed in Refuse Collection & Recycling Services - to ensure you have the correct day.

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Additional Resources & Information


 

   

Information on this page will provide further information on the where to find more information on the testing and disposal of hazardous substances.
If a property is in such a condition that it causes nuisance, Environmental Health Officers can investigate.
Tararua is committed to environmental sustainability and recycling innovation.