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 $15.99 for a roll of 5 handled bags, please note that each supermarket sets their own price so the cost will vary.
Tauranga City Council pink stickers are not sold separately.
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. Please place your rubbish bags at the kerbside before 7.30am to guarantee they’ll be picked up on your collection day, although please note, we can’t guarantee a particular collection time as contractors schedules can vary.
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 all private roads due to access issues – please refer to the private roads access list (194kb pdf)
Last Reviewed: 30/10/2019