Rubbish and recycling

Rubbish is part of our daily lives and it's up to everyone to dispose of it responsibly, so that waste going to landfill is minimised as much as possible. 

Since 2013, our kerbside collection services for rubbish and recycling have been provided to Kāpiti residents solely by independent operators.

Find out everything you need to know about these services, how to reduce waste at home, and what policies and strategies exist for waste.

View all rubbish disposal fees here. 

Waste reduction & education

We offer a range of programmes, services, resources and grants to help you reduce waste. Find out more here.

Kerbside services

Rubbish and recycling collectors  | Your options for rubbish and recycling services  | What bins do collectors provide?  | When do I put out my rubbish and recycling?  | Public holidays   | Related links A lot of our rubbish can be recycled, which mean...

Transfer stations

Transfer stations are strategically located around the District and cater for the safe disposal of most rubbish and recycling items. Residents in rural locations, where kerbside services aren't available, can dispose of their rubbish and recycling at t...

Recycling FAQs

Find out all you need to know about recycling in our district including what can and can't go in your recycling bin, where items that don't belong in your kerbside bins can be recycled, how to get a recycling bin, what to do with greenwaste and more.

Forms, online resources and strategies

This page contains application forms, guides and policy documents relating to rubbish and recycling management for the Kāpiti Coast District. Application forms All forms are available for download or print from the links below. Application for Waste...

Fees and charges

This page lists the fees for disposal of rubbish at transfer stations and operator licensing costs.

Recycling collection area extended in Te Horo and Ōtaki

From 1 September 2017, additional areas in Te Horo and Ōtaki will have access to kerbside recycling collection. This includes most of the roads between Ōtaki Gorge Road and Settlement Road east of State Highway 1 in Te Horo, as well as the loop from...

In-home waste and rubbish advice

Do you need a hand figuring out your best options when it comes to waste minimisation and rubbish disposal? Rubbish and recycling providers in our area have recently introduced some changes and we know some areas of our community are struggling to figu...