Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection Service

We provide a weekly Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection Service for the communities of Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau/Awakino and Waitomo ward and Village.


Rubbish and Recycling Collection days

  • 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 (TIP: it’s best to put your rubbish out on the morning of collection rather than the night before).

Can't wait that long or going away? You can drop off your Council rubbish bag and recycling at the Waitomo District Landfill or a District Transfer Station for no extra charge.

You can put out as many Council rubbish bags as you like, but rubbish in unofficial bags won’t be collected. 

Use this bag to dispose of household rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted.
WDC's official rubbish bag is blue
  • Broken glass must be well wrapped in newspaper. 
  • No hazardous waste.
  • 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 our Waitomo District Council Office, the Waitomo District 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.

Properties that receive the Kerbside Collection Service are provided with a Green Bin for recycling.  Only this green bin can be used for this service.
The Green Bin is for residential quantities of recycling: 
WDC's official green bin for recycling
  • clean paper and flattened cardboard (stack inside or next to bin).

  • clean cans and tins.

  • clean plastics that have the recycling triangle 1 or 2 on them. No lids please.

  • empty, clean glass bottles and jars that have had food or drink in them.

Large volumes of recycling must be taken to the Landfill or Transfer Stations.
Click here to download our Kerbside Recycling Guide.

Any change to the Kerbside Collection Service, will be published under 'News' on our website, and on our facebook page.  If you have a query about this service please phone Customer Services on 0800 932 4357, or email