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When to put your bins out

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Multiple unit dwellings and rural addresses

The collection tool is currently showing incorrect information for those who live in multiple unit dwellings (apartments, villages etc), please ensure you check your brochure and bin before putting your bins out. Rural addresses are not currently displaying on the tool, please do check your bin and your brochure and we will aim to have these issues fixed as soon as possible.


Your kerbside rubbish, recycling, glass and food scraps collection day depends on which suburb you live in.

When should I put my bins out?

Start typing your address and then select from the dropdown to search

Why is my property showing as not subscribed or not listed on the tool? 

If your property is not returning a result, it might be for one of the following reasons: 

  • You are a garden waste customer and subscribed after 28 June 2021
  • You are part of a multiple unit dwelling, instead of having a collection day, you’ll take your waste and recycling to a bin bay 
  • Your property is not serviceable  
  • You do not reside in Tauranga City

Please refer to the calendar (downloadable below) and the sticker on your bin if your collections are not displaying. Contact us at kerbside@tauranga.govt.nz if you are unsure of when to put your bins out.

Collection days and weeks from 1 July 2021

Each household will be given a collection day and week (either ‘Week 1’ or ‘Week 2’) which can be found on the side of your new bins. Food scraps will be collected every week and the rest of the collections will operate across a fortnightly cycle. You will never have to put all bins out at once, one week you’ll put out your rubbish and food scraps bin, and the next week you’ll put out your recycling, glass and food scraps bins.

Download week one's calendar (526kb pdf)  Download week two's calendar (550kb pdf)

Garden waste service from 1 July 2021

If you have signed up for the optional garden waste service, you will also find your collection day along with your frequency (either fortnightly: 2W, or 4-weekly: 4W) and week (either ‘Week 1’ or ‘Week 2’) on the side of your new bin.

Download week one's garden waste calendar (133kb pdf)  Download week two's garden waste calendar (127kb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 25/08/2021

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