Services

Fees and charges

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

Otaihanga landfill  (cleanfill only)

Cleanfill (soils, sands, gravel).
Must meet the cleanfill acceptance criteria

$13 per tonne

$13 minimum charge.

Fees for pre-paid rubbish bags, green waste and gate fees at the Otaihanga, Waikanae and Ōtaki resource recovery facilities are all set by commercial collectors and operators and are therefore not included in the schedule.

Solid waste licence fee

$185.00 annually

Related links

Otaihanga Resource Recovery Facility charges

Ōtaki Resource Recovery Centre charges

Composting New Zealand Greenwaste charges

Free drop off

More information about rubbish and recycling 

Otaihanga Resource Recovery Facility charges

MidWest Disposals Ltd manages the Otaihanga Resource Recovery Facility and sets all gate charges for this site.

Category

Charge

Bag (<60L)

$5.40

Car boot

$20.00

Full car

$28.70

Station wagon/Ute/4WD

$43.50

Trailer/Van < 300kg

$56.50

Trucks, vans & trailers via weighbridge
< 300kg = minimum charge

$188.10 per tonne
$56.50 minimum charge

Polystyrene – bulk

$4,300.00 per tonne

Child car seats (recycling fee - optional)*

$10.00 per item

TVs, CRT monitors (recycling fee)**

$25.00 per item 

Whiteware – stoves/dishwashers

$20.00 per item 

Fridges/freezers (covers degassing & recycling)

$40.00 per item 

Gas bottles

$6.00 each

Car bodies – stripped or unstripped

Not accepted

Car tyres

$7.00 per tyre

Truck/tractor tyres

$30.00 per tyre

Waste oil

$1.00 per litre

Household hazardous waste - up to 1 litre

$35.00 per unit

Demolition                                                           < 300kg = minimum charge

$188.10 per tonne
$56.50 minimum charge

Special waste - stumps/logs                               < 300kg = minimum charge

$346.00 per tonne
$110.00 minimum charge

Weigh only

$12.00

Weigh – gross & tare

$20.00

Note: Asbestos is no longer accepted at the Otaihanga Landfill or the ORRF. 

* Child car seats can now be recycled through the SeatSmart scheme. Check out http://www.seatsmart.co.nz/ for more information.

** The actual cost of recycling TVs and CRT monitors is around $45 per item. The Council currently subsidises this cost by $20 per unit using Waste Levy money.

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Ōtaki Resource Recovery Centre Charges

MidWest Disposals Ltd manages the Ōtaki Resource Recovery Centre and sets all gate charges for this site.

Category

Charge

Bags (<60L)

$5.00

Car boot

$20.00

Full car

$28.70

Station wagon/Ute/4WD

$43.50

Trailers/van < 300kg

$53.00

Refuse per tonne

$188.10 per tonne

$53.00 minimum charge

Greenwaste - Bag

$3.00

Greenwaste - Car boot/Wool sack

$8.00

Greenwaste - Full car

$14.00

Greenwaste Station Wag/Ute/4WD

$16.00

Greenwaste - Trailer/Van < 250kg

$19.50

Greenwaste - Commercial per tonne

$78.10 per tonne

$19.50 minimum charge

Car tyres

$7.00 per tyre

Truck/tractor tyres

$30.00 per tyre

Waste oil

$1.10 per litre

Gas bottles

$6.00 per item

TVs, CRT monitors (recycling fee)**

$25.00 per item

Whiteware

$20.00 per item

Fridge/freezers (Covers degassing & recycling)

$40.00 per item

Weigh Only - general

$12.00

Weigh Only - gross & tare

$20.00

Car bodies

Not accepted
Cleanfill Not accepted
Hazardous waste Not accepted

Liquid paint*

Not accepted
* Usable liquid paint can be taken to the paint exchange at Otaihanga transfer station
**The actual cost of recycling TVs and CRT monitors is around $45 per item. The Council currently subsidises this cost by $20 per unit using Waste Levy money. 

Composting New Zealand Greenwaste Charges

Charges set by Composting New Zealand and apply at the Otaihanga and Waikanae drop-off sites.

Category

Charge

Per bag (<60L)

$3

Wool sack

$6

Car boot

$7

3 Door hatch

$10

Full car

$14

Double cab ute

$15

Van/heaped single cab ute

$18

Trucks - high side 

$20 per cubic metre 

Trucks - low side 

Measured as trailers 

Stumps

From $100


Trailers

Trailer size $15 $16 $18 $20 $30 $40
Less than 6ft
or 1.83mtrs
single axle trailer - water level single axle trailer - raised load single axle trailer - high side      
Less than 8ft
or 2.44mtrs
  single axle trailer - water level single axle trailer - raised load single axle trailer - high side    
Less than 10ft
or 3.048mtrs
    single axle trailer - water level single axle trailer - raised load single axle trailer - high side  
Less than 12ft
or 3.65mtrs
      single axle trailer - water level single axle trailer - raised load double axle trailer - high side
Greater than 12ft
or 3.65mtrs
double axle trailer - water level 
Minimum charge
$50.00  
Based on water level.
Excess will be measured and charged accordingly 

Free drop off

The following items can be dropped off free-of-charge for recycling or safe disposal:

  • Kerbside recyclables (Waikanae, Otaihanga, Ōtaki)
  • Large (flattened) cardboard boxes (Waikanae, Otaihanga, Ōtaki)
  • Useable paint (Otaihanga, or ask your retailer if you can return tins)
  • Batteries, including car batteries (Otaihanga, Ōtaki)
  • Cellphones (Otaihanga, Ōtaki)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs including eco-bulbs (Otaihanga)
  • Plastic agrichemical containers (Ōtaki, first Tuesday of each month, 9am-3pm; check http://www.agrecovery.co.nz/programmes/container-recycling/ for details)

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