Waste Collection

Commercial premises are not rated for recycling and rubbish collection and so do not receive a Council-managed service.

Please contact a private collector to arrange the collection of your recycling, compostables and landfill waste. A list of some commercial providers for recycling and compostables is available here.

Recycling can also be dropped off for free at The Junction on Colson Road New Plymouth.

Hazardous waste

Companies are required to contract a private waste company to collect and dispose of their hazardous waste. 

Commercial volumes of hazardous waste may be taken to the New Plymouth Transfer Station for disposal. Charges apply.


Asbestos bags can be purchased from the Civic Centre (Liardet Street, New Plymouth). See our fees and charges for up to date pricing. The price of the bag does not cover disposal costs. Disposal will need to be arranged through a private contractor.

View the Worksafe website for information on identifying and testing for asbestos.

Miscellaneous items

Items such as metal, tyres, batteries and appliances can be recycled or disposed of at commercial recyclers. Check out Zero Waste Taranaki's A - Z Zero Waste Directory.

Some items may be accepted at the Junction. For more information see The Junction page.


Commercial e-waste can be recycled at the New Plymouth Transfer Station, Colson Road. Phone 06-758 7601 Open 7 days, 8am-4.30pm. Charges apply.

You can find more information and specific prices on our E-Waste page