Kerbside rubbish collection
Collection days and times
Weekly rubbish and recycling kerbside collection services are provided for households and businesses in urban areas across the Taupō District. To see what day kerbside collections run in your area go to our collection day map and enter your address into the search field.
Place your rubbish bags and recycling bins kerbside by 7.30am on your collection day - as close as you can to the kerbside and clear of the footpath.
Outside of Christmas Day, kerbside collections typically run as normal on public holidays. Any changes will be shown here and advertised on our Facebook page, Antenno and in Connect.
Key things to remember on your collection day
- Place your rubbish bags and recycling bins kerbside by 7.30am on your collection day
- A orange sticker must be adhered to every rubbish bag (60 litres maximum), unless it is a yellow Budget Waste prepaid bag
- There is no limit to the number of rubbish bags you can put out for collection, as long as the bags used are not bigger than 60 litres and each bag has an orange sticker applied
- Leave bags and bins as close as you can to the kerbside and clear of the footpath
- Wrap any broken glass or sharp objects thoroughly before putting them in your refuse bag
- Two smaller plastic bags or bag liners (30 litres maximum combined) tied together will be accepted with half an orange sticker
- If refuse bags or recyclable items are placed out for removal and do not, for any reason, comply with what is allowed, the contractor shall apply a sticker stating why they do not comply.
Rubbish bags and orange stickers
You can put any rubbish bag out for kerbside collection as long as it's no more than 60 litres.
One pre-paid orange sticker must be applied to each bag (unless it is a yellow Budget Waste prepaid bag). You can purchase stickers from council offices and other outlets in the Taupō District. Stickers are $1.50 each.
Where to buy rubbish bag stickers (PDF, 41KB)
What you can put in your rubbish bags
Everyday rubbish and waste can go into your rubbish bags for kerbside collection including:
✔️ Polystyrene containers
✔️ Wet wipes
✔️ Nappies and sanitary products
✔️ Dust, bones
✔️ Cold ashes
✔️ Plastics with recycling symbols 3, 4, 6 and 7 and other non-recyclable items
What you can't put in your rubbish bags
❌ Hot ashes
❌ Garden waste
❌ Hedge clippings
❌ Hazardous waste
❌ Recyclables such as glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, cans and plastics with recycling symbols 1, 2 or 5. These items should be placed in a recycling bin - find out more about kerbside recycling.
Be careful with your rubbish and recycling
Ever wondered if something is safe to recycle or put in the rubbish? If you're asking the question - you've probably got your answer! If you have to be careful with something you're disposing of, the contractors picking it up could probably be injured by it.
Anything dangerous, sharp or pointy should be wrapped in newspaper or preferably cardboard before being put out for collection. This includes:
- Broken glass
- Broken plates
- Gardening equipment
- Kitchen knives
Please wrap it before you throw it away, and keep our contractors - and yourselves - safe!