Kerbside Collection Service

We provide a weekly Kerbside Collection Service for the communities of Te Kūiti, Piopio, Mōkau/Awakino and Waitomo ward and Village.

  • Piopio, Mōkau/Awakino is Monday
  • The Waitomo ward and village collection day is Tuesday
  • Te Kūiti ½ (Eastern side of Railway) collection day is Thursday 
  • Te Kūiti ½ (Western side of Railway) is Friday

Please place your official council rubbish bags and recycling on the kerbside by 8am on the day of collection.

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


Blue rubbish bags can be purchased from:

  • Customer Service Centre at 160 Rora Street, Te Kūiti
  • Waitomo District Landfill and Waste Transfer Stations
  • Te Kūiti New World
  • Te Kūiti Super Value
  • Waitomo Caves Visitor Information Centre
  • Piopio Superette
  • Maniaiti/Benneydale Food Store
  • Whitebait Inn Mōkau
  • Patels Mini Market
  • Mōkau Museum and Gallery.   


Guidelines for our official bags

  • 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

WDC's official rubbish bag is blue






Kerbside Recycling

Type 5 plastic can now also be recycled, with WDC accepting plastics type 1, 2 and 5.

Type 5 plastic are items such as ice cream containers and yoghurt containers.

Another change is that pizza boxes can also be accepted for recycling.

Plastics type 3, 4, 6 and 7 are not accepted for recycling.


The following items can be placed in your recycling bin:

  • clean paper, flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (stack inside or next to bin)

  • clean cans and tins

  • plastics that have been cleaned and have the recycling triangle 1 , 2 or 5 on them, no lids please

  • empty, clean glass bottles and jars

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 commercial volumes of recycling must be taken to the Landfill or Transfer Stations.


For more information please phone Customer Services on 0800 932 4357, or email [email protected]