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Kerbside collections 2021

Kerbside bin rollout

New council rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections

Together, we can halve the amount of household waste we send to landfill each year.*

That’s why we’re providing all households with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current kerbside glass recycling crate from 1 July 2021. The service initially will cost $210 for the first year - including the existing charge for the glass recycling service of $37 a year - and be charged in residential rates from 1 July 2021 through a new targeted rate. Households will initially be provided with 140L rubbish bin, a 240L recycling bin and a 23L food scraps bin. 

Households can also choose to have an additional 240L garden waste collection for an extra $60 (4-weekly collections) or $95 (fortnightly collections) for the first year.  

Get kerbside collection updates


  • March 2021
    New bins and collection calendars start rolling out to the community suburb by suburb
  • 30 June 2021
    Last day of kerbside rubbish bag collection (black council bags with pink stickers)
  • 1 July 2021
    New kerbside collections begin

Contact us

If you can’t find the answers to your questions on our website, you can email us on kerbside@tauranga.govt.nz.

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