You can buy pink stickered black rubbish bags from all supermarkets in Tauranga. These are council rubbish bags. The cost for collection is covered by the purchase of the bags and their stickers. Bag prices may vary according to the retailer.
The recommended purchase price is $11.96 for a roll of 5 handled bags, please note that each supermarket sets their own price so the cost will vary.
Rubbish bags must be securely tied and weigh less than 15kg.
Tauranga City Council pink stickers are not sold separately.
Please note as of March 2018 you will no longer be able to purchase the "low cost type" pre-stickered bags from supermarkets and only the "handle type" will be available. Handles make it easier and, more importantly, safer for both residents and collectors to lift the bags so it makes sense to only have bags with them.
Rubbish bags must be securely tied and weigh less than 15kg. Please wrap sharp objects before putting them in the bag. Do not put used oil packs, hot ashes or liquids in rubbish bags.
Some companies sell different coloured rubbish bags (brown for Tauranga, green for Western Bay of Plenty.)
Please note Council rubbish bags are not collected from private roads.
Last Reviewed: 20/04/2018