Transfer Stations (Rubbish)

New Plymouth Transfer Station

This facility is owned and operated by EnviroWaste Limited please check details such as opening hours and charges with them on 06-758 7601.

Open daily 8am-4.30pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day.
Address: 76 Colson Road, New Plymouth
Note: Recycling free.

The New Plymouth Transfer Station can receive some hazardous waste. Please contact EnviroWaste Limited (06-758 7601) regarding commercial quantities of hazardous waste.

Waitara Transfer Station

Open Saturday noon to 4pm, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm to 4pm.
Closed all public holidays.
Address: 33 Norman Street, Waitara.
Note: Recycling free. Only light vehicles carrying domestic refuse are accepted, i.e. cars, vans, utes and station wagons with or without trailers. Trucks over one tonne payload are not accepted.

Inglewood Transfer Station

Open Monday and Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am, Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Closed all public holidays.
Address: 277 King Road, Inglewood.
Note: Recycling free. Only light vehicles carrying domestic refuse are accepted - cars, vans, utes, station wagons with or without trailers. Trucks greater than one tonne are accepted only if they are carrying green waste.

Okato Transfer Station

Open Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday 1pm to 4pm.
Closed all public holidays.
Address: 186 Hampton Road, Okato.
Note: Recycling free. Only light vehicles carrying domestic refuse are accepted, i.e. cars, vans, utes and station wagons with or without trailers. Trucks greater than one tonne are accepted only if they are carrying green waste.

Tongaporutu Transfer Station

Open Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Closed all public holidays.
Address: 110 Hutiwai Road, Tongaporutu.
Note: Recycling free - only aluminium and glass accepted. Only light vehicles carrying domestic refuse are accepted, i.e. cars, vans, utes and station wagons with or without trailers. Trucks greater than one tonne are accepted if they are carrying green waste. No EFTPOS facilities available on site.

After hours

A coin operated Jack Trash Bin is located on Reserve Land South West of the Main Road River Bridge. This costs $4 per rubbish bag.

Charges

The charges below are for the NPDC-operated transfer stations at Waitara, Inglewood, Okato and Tongaporutu. For charges at the New Plymouth Transfer Station, please contact the operator EnviroWaste Limited on 06-758 7601.

Vehicle or load type  General rubbish  Green waste 
60L or 15kg bag $4.20 per bag $4.00 per bag
Car boot or small hatchback $32.80 $23.00
Large hatchback,station wagon or small van $48.40 $28.00
Large van, ute or trailer up to 1m3 $60.50 $35.80
Large trailer or small truck (per m3) $81.50 $39.80
Truck over one tonne payload (per m3) not accepted $39.80
Whiteware (other than fridges and freezers) $15.20 per item -
 Fridges and freezers  $28.20 per item -
Tyres (per item) $9.20 -
Glass bottles/aluminium cans/paper/cardboard No charge -
     
 Approved recycling No charge -

Can I get the charges waived?

Contact us prior to taking your waste to the facility to see if you meet these criteria.

  • The rubbish collected is from beaches or other public places as part of a clean up organised by a community organisation, including schools, using voluntary labour.
  • The rubbish is collected from a public place by a charity or arises from a one-off clean up of property owned or occupied by a charity. (This does not apply to the normal cleaning of public places by a charity, or situations where a charity tender for refuse disposal on a regular basis. This also does not apply to sports and other clubs or schools.)
  • The rubbish arises as a consequence of fire or other natural disaster where there is no insurance or other funding to cover the costs.