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Transfer Stations and Landfills
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Refuse Collection & Recycling Services
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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 Transfer Station
Marchant Street
 
Hours  
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pahiatua Transfer Station
Ridge Road North
 
Hours  
Wednesday and 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, Eketahuna and Pahiatua (the six trip concession cards are no longer available).

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

You can purchase $29.00 vouchers (car boot only), or $45.00 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 $225.00 per tonne, for all vehicles (with a minimum charge of $6.00).

Green waste is charged at a rate of $85 per tonne (with a minimum charge of $4.00)

EXAMPLE

A small trailer, with a load of general waste, weighing 50kg, will cost $8.50

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Fees and Charges

  Unit Fee ($)
Pongaroa Landfill; and Eketahuna, Pahiatua, and Woodville Transfer Stations
  General refuse per bag 6.00
  Wheelie bins per bin 8.00
  Car boot load (130kg maximum) per vehicle 29.00
  Utilities, trailers, stationwagons, family vans, and other vehicles (minimum 320kg) per m3 45.00
  Green waste per m3 17.00
  Clean fill per m3 17.00
All Transfer Stations
  Tyres:
    Motorbike tyres per tyre 7.00
    Car tyres per tyre 7.00
    4x4 light utility per tyre 10.00
    Truck tyre per tyre 25.00
    Heavy goods per tyre 35.00
  Televisions:
    Flat screen televisions/monitors per item 20.00
    All other televisions per item 25.00
Dannevirke Transfer Station only
  Domestic waste - commercial and all vehicles (minimum charge of $4.00 applies for each load) per tonne 225.00
  Green waste and clean fill (minimum charge of $4.00 applies for each load) per tonne 85.00

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Refuse Collection and Recycling Services

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

Refuse Collection

Council is no longer selling stickers for refuse collection or supplying stickers to retailers for resale in the Tararua District. This service has now been left to the private sector.

What does that mean? You will now need to either purchase the appropriate bags or stickers for your area, or organise for a wheelie bin. If you are not sure of the appropriate bags or stickers for your area, contact your nearest Council Service Centre.

Why is this happening? On 27 May 2015, through considering submissions following consultation on the Draft Long Term Plan 2015/2025, Council made the decision to exit the provision of kerbside refuse collection and leave it to the private sector, who can provide this service to the community more cost effectively than Council.

What about collection for kerbside recycling? Council has no plans to exit the kerbside recycling collection service. Council will continue to provide recycling and transfer stations/landfills regardless of the decisions made for kerbside refuse collection.

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Kerbside Recycling Collection

Kerbside recycling is currently available in Dannevirke, Norsewood, Ormondville, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

Recycling can be placed in a plastic bin, which will be left on the kerbside after collection, or in a carboard box, which will be collected with the recycling. This must be 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 labels or stickers are required.

Collection days

Monday: Tuesday: Thursday:
Norsewood
Ormondville
Dannevirke Eketahuna
Pahiatua
Woodville

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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 Tautane 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 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 4pm)

  • 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 Customer Service team 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

  • What is the cost of dumping general waste and green waste?
    At the Dannevirke Transfer Station, domestic waste for all vehicles is charged at $170/tonne e.g. 50kg = $8.50
    For all other transfer stations//landfills, the cost is $22.00 per carload, $40.00 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 $17.00m3.

  • 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.

  • What day does my recycling get collected?
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