Refuse and Recycling Facilities

We provide Waste Transfer Stations for the disposal of refuse and recycling, in the communities of Maniaiti/ Benneydale, Piopio, Marokopa, Kinohaku, Mokau/Awakino and a fully consented Landfill in Te Kuiti.

Public recycling stations are located at:

  • Waitomo Village adjacent to the playground on Waitomo Caves Road.
  • Piopio at Kara Park (shown below).
  • Mokau village.
  • Marokopa Transfer Station.

Location of Waste Transfer Stations

Waitomo District Landfill

Payment options: Cash, cheque and eftpos.  Large volumes of recyclables can be disposed of at the Landfill recycling area. 
Waste items including paper and cardboard, glass bottles (green, clear and brown) and plastic (types 1 and 2) are collected for recycling.   

The Re-use shop allows for the storage of household items that are in good condition and are available for purchase by the public.

Opening Hours

Location of Waste Transfer Station

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Te Kuiti
Williams Street

Closed

Closed 

9am - 4pm

9am - 4pm 

9am - 4pm 

9am - 4pm 

9am - 4pm 

Maniaiti / Benneydale
Mine Road

9am - 1pm 

Closed

9am - 1pm

Closed 

Closed 

8am - 12 noon 

1pm - 5pm 

Kinohaku
Corner of Te Waitere Rd and Harbour Rd 

9am - 1pm 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

12 noon - 4pm

Awakino
Manganui Road

(temporary change to opening hours)

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed 

Closed  

Closed

12 noon - 4pm

Piopio
Corner of Aria Rd and Kahuwera Rd

8.30am - 4.30pm 

Closed 

9am - 1pm 

Closed 

Closed  

8am - 12 noon 

1pm - 5pm 

Marokopa
Marokopa Rd
(approx 400m east of village)

9am - 1pm 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

9am - 1pm 

8am - 12 noon 

10am - 2pm