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Maleme Street Transfer Station closure

Maleme Street Transfer Station to close to the public

Maleme Street Transfer Station closed to the public on 2 August 2021, after our new kerbside collection service started. The transfer station is now open to commercial waste companies and account holders only. 

The low-lying site is prone to flooding, which has led to an abatement notice being issued in 2017 due to the unacceptable level of contaminants, mostly from vehicles, entering stormwater drains.

Our efforts to reduce the contamination have not been successful and upgrading the site is not financially viable and there is no certainty it would solve the issues.

In July, all households were provided with a rates-funded kerbside collection service for their rubbish, recycling, glass and food scraps, reducing the need to visit the transfer station. 

For garden waste, households can choose to sign up for the council’s garden waste collection. The garden waste bin is a 240L wheelie bin collected either 4-weekly ($60 for the year) or fortnightly ($95 for the year), which works out to be less than $5 per collection*.

Sign up online for the garden waste collection or phone 07 577 7000.

If you have bulky items or excess rubbish, recycling or garden waste you can take these to Te Maunga Transfer Station near Baypark stadium, 12km from Maleme Street. Alternatively, you can contact a private waste collection company to collect excess waste.

Changes for Commercial operators

Recycling and green waste is no longer accepted from commercial operators and key account holders, please use Te Maunga Transfer Station instead.

Learn more about our kerbside service

Sign up for garden waste collections

*Cost of the garden waste service is for the first year only. The cost for the following years is yet to be confirmed.


  • June 2017
    Abatement notice issue
    Work starts to reduce stormwater contamination
  • August 2020
    Decision made to introduce kerbside waste collection service
  • November 2020
    Council staff investigate the option to close Maleme Street Transfer Station
  • March 2021
    Ministry for the Environment announces they will provide funding towards upgrading Te Maunga Transfer Station. Council announces decision to close Maleme Street Transfer Station to the public
  • July 2021
    Kerbside waste collection service begins
  • 2 August 2021
    All Maleme Street Transfer Station waste streams closed to the public.  Maleme Street stops accepting recycling and green waste from commercial operators.

We're upgrading Te Maunga Transfer Station

We're excited to announce that we will be upgrading Te Maunga Transfer Station to an even better Resource Recovery Park. Users will have better recycling and waste disposal facilities, including a reuse centre, which will help our mission to send less waste to landfill.

Learn more about the Te Maunga Resource Recovery Park

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