Resource Recovery Centres


​​​​​​​Upon entry

​You will be requested to place like materials in separate areas.  Pre-sorting of loads will save time for all.


Household/Domestic Waste​Green Waste​​% Recyclable ​ ​ ​​Non Recycled

​Ute, station wagon, van, small trailers (up to 1m3)


​Large trailers (1m3 to 2m3)


​Loads greater than 2m3 (per cubic metre charge)

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Plastic Bags: (each)
​Small - Less than 25 Litres
​​​Large - Up to 75 Litres
​​Extra Large - over 75 Litres and wheelie bins $5.00​Wool fadge
Commercial/Industrial/Business Waste
Depending on ease of handling, price by negotiation, but generally $70.00 per m3.
​For loads greater than 2m3, waste depositors may have to arrange for their own transport to landfill.
Note: Council reserves the right to reject any commercial, business or industrial loads.
Whiteware, TVs, PCs etc.​​​​​$5.00 each
Car bodies: Empty (no fuel or oil)​$25.00 (car bodies are only accepted at the Opotiki RRC)
Gas bottles​Up to 9.00 kg​$5.00 empty​$10.00 with gas
​Over 9.00 kg​$10.00 empty​$20.00 with gas
Tyres​Without rims​With rims
​Car / Van​$3.00​$4.00
​4x4 Ute or Truck​$7.50$10.00​
​Tractor or Truck​​$11.00$15.00​
Waste Definitions:​​​​ ​ ​ ​
​Household / Domestic WasteThe amount of refuse that would normally be generated from a residential property up to a volume of 2m3 load​​​.
​Commercial / Industrial / Business Waste​Any load greater than 2m3 in volume.
Any waste generated from commercial, industrial or business activities, inclusive of forestry, orchard, farming and property rental activities.
​Green Waste​​Vegetation and garden waste with tree limbs up to a maximum of 100mm in diameter.

Hours of operation

38 Wellington Street, Opotiki.
​Thursday - Monday ​8.00am to 4.00pm
​Mon/Wed/Sat​9.00am to 2.00pm
​Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed​9.00am to 2.00pm

All RRCs are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New ​Years Day, Day after New Year and Good Friday.​

What we accept

Recyclable Materials

  • Aluminium cans (clean)
  • Bottles (green, white, brown)
  • Cans, tin (clean)
  • Cardboard - corrugated, boxes
  • Glass (anything that will hold liquid; not light bulbs)
  • Non Fe. Metal (copper, brass, bronze, aluminium)
  • Newspaper, magazines, paper (clean)
  • Plastics - milk/drink bottles, supermarket bags

Non-Recyclable Materials

  • Agricultural chemicals & poisons (with conditions)
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Car bodies (no refuse inside)
  • Clean waste (concrete, stones, rubble)
  • Electronics (tv​,s, stereos, computers)
  • Fe metal (steel, cast iron, roofing iron, tubing)
  • Glass (windscreens or window glass)
  • Waste oil (all types)
  • Plastics (supermarket bags, cling wrap film (clean)
  • Paint (acrylic, enamel, undercoat)
  • Residual waste - kitchen waste, white polystyrene, disposable nappies, other
  • Timber (usable for firewood)/non-reusable building materials
  • Weed spray (with conditions)
  • Whiteware - (fridge/freezers, dishwashers, washing machines)
  • Wood shavings and sawdust
  • Gas bottles
  • Tyres
  • Fence wire – free of bat​​tens, posts and wood
  • Lawn clippings - Opotiki only
  • Garden green materials
  • Useable wood framing material - domestic quality
  • Internal/external wall linings - Opotiki only

Reusable Items (accepted by negotiation only)

Bins are available for all articles that can be reused:

  • Tools
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Clothes
  • Crockery
  • Garden Tools
  • Furniture
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Toys.

​​What we do not accept​


  • Asbestos
  • Explosives (Flares, Bullets)
  • Soil
  • Hypodermic Needles
  • Hot Fireplace Embers
  • Vegetation other than garden material/trees.

Te Kaha and Waihau Bay

As for Opotiki above and also including:

  • Internal/External Wall and Roof Linings
  • Commercial quantities of timber framing/building materials
  • Lawn clippings
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Poisons.

What to do with medical waste

​Medicines, needles, syringes etc. can be dropped off at:

Opotiki Medical Centre, King Street, Opotiki,  phone 07 3158500, or your local heath centre.

Page reviewed: 30 Jan 2020 10:47am