Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection Service

Council is meeting it's obligation under the 2008 Waste Minimisation Act and Council's Solid Waste (asset) Management and Minimisation Plan (SWaMMP), by providing a weekly Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection Service for the communities of Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau/Awakino and Waitomo ward and Village.


Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village collection day is Tuesday. Te Kuiti’s collection day is Friday. Please place your green bin and blue rubbish bag(s) on the kerbside by 8am on the day of collection.

Any change to the Kerbside Collection Service, will be published under 'News' on our website.

WDC Official Refuse Bag blue
Only official WDC blue refuse bags will be accepted as part of the Kerbside Refuse Collection Service.
  • Broken glass must be well wrapped in newspaper. 
  • Weight of full bag should not exceed 15kg. 
  • Do not place sharp objects or hot ashes in the rubbish bag.



Blue rubbish bags can be purchased from Waitomo District Council, the Landfill, District Transfer Stations, Te Kuiti New World, Te Kuiti SuperValue, Waitomo Caves Visitor Information Centre, Piopio Superette, Benneydale Food Store, Whitebait Inn Mokau, Patels Mini Market, and Mokau Museum.

Recycling Collection Service

Properties that are currently receiving a Kerbside Recycling Collection Service have been provided with a purpose built Green Bin for recycling purposes that is collected on the same day as the rubbish collection.

The green bins are provided by WDC for the Kerbside Recycling Collection Service. 

Replacement Green Bin July 2017

Only WDC's official green bin can be used as part of WDC's Kerbside Recycling Collection Service.

What can you include in your Green Bin? 
Recycle household items such as tin and aluminium cans, plastic (types 1 and 2), glass bottles/jars and paper and cardboard items.

Large volumes of recycling can be taken to the Waitomo District Landfill or Waste Transfer Stations. There is no cost to use WDC recycling facilities.