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Waste Minimisation
Recycle right Waitomo
Our weekly kerbside recycling service accepts plastic, glass, tin, paper and cardboard items.  Recycle right by removing the lids and rinsing all the items clean.  Squash tins and plastics, and flatten cardboard.  We accept plastic packaging marked with a 1 and 2 symbol.  Large volumes of recycling can be taken to the transfer station or Landfill.

Please place your green bin on the kerbside by 8am on the day of collection.  Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and Waitomo’s collection day is Tuesday. Te Kuiti’s collection day is Friday.

If you have a concern or query with our recycling service or facilities please phone our Customer Services Team or email info@waitomo.govt.nz
Why Compost?
Composting saves you money and resources, and it’s good for the planet too!
  • Less rubbish means less money spent on rubbish disposal costs. 
  • It minimises the burden on our landfill – and our contribution to climate change. Food waste that decomposes in landfill releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is at least 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.  ​​​​​​​
  • Create your own fertiliser for your garden.  Well-made compost is naturally balanced with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, and is nutrient-rich with a host of beneficial micro organisms. Your vege garden will love you for it!
For tips on how to get started visit www.compostcollective.org.nz/learn-online or download our guide from www.waitomo.govt.nz/recyclingguides

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