Green, or garden waste, is recycled and made into certified organic compost at the Te Maunga compost site.
If you’re bringing garden waste to the transfer station, it must be as a separate complete load. This means that combined loads of garden waste and rubbish won't be accepted. You'll need to stop at the recycling centre first for an approved green waste card, then give the card to the gatehouse attendant.
Flax, bamboo, pampas, flowering gorse, palm trees and cabbage trees aren't accepted as green waste and will need to be taken to the general waste area and charged at the general waste rate. The maximum size green waste accepted is 100 mm (4 inches) in diameter and 3 m (10 feet) in length.
Garden waste fees and charges
Recycling other items
See the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s waste and recycling directory for advice on where to recycle items that aren't recycled at Tauranga's transfer stations.
Last Reviewed: 13/12/2017