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Transfer stations

To dispose of larger items or for those who do not receive a weekly rubbish collection service, you can take your rubbish, recycling and green waste to your nearest transfer station.

Green waste

Transfer stations map

Public holiday opening hours

Please refer to the drop-down list for each transfer station's opening hours.

Where Mondayisation of a public holiday occurs, the rural transfer stations will be closed on both the actual and observed dates.  

Note - this does not apply to the New Plymouth Transfer Station, which is managed by EnviroWaste. Please check charges and opening hours with Envirowaste on 06 758 7601 or visit their website.


The charges below are for the NPDC-operated transfer stations at Waitara, Inglewood, Okato and Tongaporutu for the 2022/23 year. For charges at the New Plymouth Transfer Station, please contact the operator EnviroWaste Limited on 06 758 7601.

Vehicle or load type


Green waste

60L or 15kg bag $10.50 per bag $4.00 per bag
Car boot or small hatchback $77.50 $24.50
Large hatchback,station wagon or small van $119.50 $29.50
Large van, ute or trailer up to 1m3 $143.65 $38.50
Large trailer or small truck (per m3) Not accepted $42.50
Truck over one tonne payload (per m3) Not accepted $42.50
Whiteware (other than fridges and freezers) $16.50 per item -
Fridges and freezers $30.50 per item -
Tyres (whole car tyres only - others not accepted) $10.00 per tyre -
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 cleanup 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.