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Refuse and Recycling Facilities

Due to Covid-19 there are changes to these services. Please click here for further information

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

This is a modern day lined landfill that complies with all necessary Resource Consent conditions. 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.


Location and Opening Hours of District Transfer Stations:

Location of Waste Transfer Station Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Transfer Station at Waitomo District Landfill, Williams Street Te Kuiti. Closed Closed  9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm  9am - 4pm  9am - 4pm  9am - 4pm 
Mine Road, Maniaiti / Benneydale.  9am - 1pm  Closed 9am - 1pm Closed  Closed  8am - 12 noon  1pm - 5pm 

Corner of Te Waitere Rd and Harbour Rd, Kinohaku. 

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

Manganui Road, Awakino. 

(temporary change to opening hours)

Closed Closed Closed Closed  Closed   Closed 12 noon - 4pm
Corner of Aria Rd and Kahuwera Rd, Piopio. 

8.30am - 4.30pm 

Closed  9am - 1pm  Closed  Closed   8am - 12 noon  1pm - 5pm 
Marokopa Rd (approx 400m East of Village), Marokopa.  9am - 1pm  Closed  Closed  Closed  9am - 1pm  8am - 12 noon  10am - 2pm