Essential water use only - Te Kuiti

*** Te Kuiti is in Level 4 Water Restrictions

Please conserve water immediately and reduce usage to essential use only.

Refuse and Recycling Facilities

Services under the Orange Traffic Light setting

Please see the table below for our temporary open times for our landfill and transfer stations under the Orange traffic light setting.


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 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 (Temporary under Orange setting)


Location of Waste Transfer Station








Te Kuiti
Williams Street

Closed Closed 9am - 3pm Closed 9am - 3pm 9am - 3pm Closed

Maniaiti / Benneydale
Mine Road

Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

9am - 1pm


Corner of Te Waitere Rd and Harbour Rd 

 9am - 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 12noon - 4pm

Manganui Road

(temporary change to opening hours)

Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 12noon - 4pm

Corner of Aria Rd and Kahuwera Rd

9am - 3pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 1pm - 5pm

Marokopa Rd
(approx 400m east of village)

9am - 1pm Closed Closed Closed 9am - 1pm 8am -12noon 10am - 2pm