Inorganic rubbish collecton

Rubbish bagsIt’s time to clear out those broken lawnmowers, bits of carpet and old tellies and other clutter lurking around the place. Waikato District Council is once again collecting such items, this month.

Only properties that have rubbish and recycling picked up weekly by Waikato District Council are entitled to the kerbside inorganic collection.  They say:

Collection dates

The collection starts in the central/southern area on a weekly basis, determined by the day you usually have your rubbish collected.

The service will then move up to the northern part of the district, determined by where you live in.

Central/Southern area collection dates
Please put your inorganic items out the day before your collection.

Collection dates for communities living in the central and south areas of the Waikato District Council area are as follows:

If your weekly rubbish and recycling collection is on:

Mondays (Whatawhata, Te Kowhai, west of Huntly areas) – starts from 6 July
Tuesdays (Huntly, Glen Massey, Pukemiro areas) – starts from 13 July
Wednesdays (Ngaruawahia, Horotiu, Gordonton areas) – starts from 20 July
Thursdays (Tauwhare, Tamahere areas) – starts from 3 August
Fridays (Te Kauwhata, Puketaha, Meremere areas) – starts from 10 August

Do’s and don’ts
  • Fridges/freezer have not been included in the inorganic collection due to health and safety issues. Contact Huntly transfer station, Te Kauwhata transfer station or Waikato Environment Centre to dispose of e-waste or whiteware.
  • You need to make sure your pile of inorganic rubbish is less than two-metres long, no more than one metre wide and one metre high.
  • It is also important to remember that inorganic rubbish should not be put out on the kerb until the day before your week of inorganic collection.

Not all unwanted items can be collected. Below is a list of items that are suitable and a list of those that are not:

Prohibited items will not be picked up and it will be your responsibility to dispose of items that are not picked up by contractors.

Please note, you risk being prosecuted for illegal dumping if items are left out on road frontages after the inorganic collection has been completed.

Yes we can collect

Furniture, eg chairs, tables, cabinets
Lawnmowers and bikes
Metal items from household renovations, eg corrugated iron, pipes up to two metres long
Appliances, eg. washing machines, stoves (excluding fridges and freezers).

Sorry we can’t take

e-waste (electronic goods, computers, TVs etc)
Any standard bagged rubbish
Glass windows and windscreens
Garden waste, tree trimmings and soil
Commercial and farm waste
Bricks and broken concrete
Oil, paint and chemicals
Fibrolite or asbestos
Car bodies or car engines
Builder’s waste
Household renovation materials, eg timber
Batteries and gas cylinders/gas bottles
Wire of any description
Fridges and freezers

Have a question?  View the inorganic FAQ’s or free phone 0800492452.

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