Solid Waste Fees

Bin Collection Fees

Option Compost Weekly Collection Recycle Fortnightly Collection       Rubbish Fortnightly Collection Cost per year in Rates
Small 140 litre 140 litre 140 litre 279.00
Standard 240 litre 240 litre 140 litre 279.00
Large 240 litre 240 litre 240 litre 379.00

The small and large options are available on application.

Extra Bin Fees

When extra bins are required (e.g. an extra recycle or rubbish bin for businesses, an extra compost bin for properties with large gardens), these are available on application and will be invoiced pro-rata in the first year. Following years will be charged on rates. 

Bin type Compost Recycle Rubbish
Small 111.00 71.00 136.00
Large 131.00 81.00 196.00

Replacement Bins

Bin Type Compost Recycle Rubbish 

Small

100.00

100.00

100.00 

Large 110.00 110.00

110.00

Transfer Station Opening Fees

Days $
Monday to Friday 100.00
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays fee: (or actual cost of staff required) 150.00

Transfer Station Charges

Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru (for non-permit users)

All Vehicles Charged by Weight

  • The Council recovers on behalf of Central Government a Waste Levy (WL) of $11.50 per tonne (including GST).  This is incorporated into the fees.
  • 1 Sorted mixed loads must contain 50% green waste by volume or they will be charged at the higher of the two rates which apply
  • 2 Mixed loads with Timber must contain 25% timber waste by volume, not including sheet timber.  Approval by Transfer Station operator required.
  • Free drop-off facilities for recyclable materials are provided at Council transfer stations
Type Charge per Tonne Minimum Charge
Rubbish199.0010.00
Rubbish with Timber mixed187.0010.00
1 Sorted mixed load
Rubbish / Organic
Minimum 50% Organic
131.0010.00
2 Timber (at Timaru only)175.0010.00
Sand, Soil, Clay 8.50 7.00
Organic 73.00 7.00
Recyclable - Commercial recycling delivered to the Materials Recovery facility 50.0010.00
Public Weigh 8.00 8.00

Wheelie Bin

Wheelie Bin drop off where bins have been missed

Where two or more wheelie bins of the same type are brought in for emptying, the charge will be per bin or the vehicle charge, whichever is lesser. 

Bin$ Cost
Rubbish Bin (per bin)10.00
Organics Bin (per bin)7.00

Pleasant Point (no weighbridge)

  • The Council recovers, on behalf of Central Government, the Waste Levy (WL) of $11.50 per tonne (including GST). This is incorporated into the fees.
  • Truck loads not accepted at Pleasant Point
  • i  All volume based charges for waste include a waste levy charge
  • ii Sorted mixed loads must contain 50% green waste by volume or they will be charged at the higher of the two rates which apply
  • iii Mixed loads with timber must contain 25% timber waste by volume, not including sheet timber.  Approval by Transfer Station operator required
  • All other vehicles are charged by measured volume i.e m3 = (X x Y x Z)
Type Car /Small Hatchback Station Wagon or Double Cab Ute All other vehicles
per m3
$ Minimum Fee

i Rubbish

10.00 22.00 25.00 per m3 10.00
ii Rubbish with Timber mixed - - 23.00 per m3 10.00

iii Sorted Mixed Load
Rubbish/Organic

12.00 18.00 21.00 per m3 10.00
Sand, Soil, Clay 3.00 3.00 8.50 per
trailer load
-
Garden 7.00 10.00 8.00 per m3 7.00
Recyclable Free Free Free

Wheelie Bin

Wheelie Bin drop off where bins have been missed

Where two or more wheelie bins of the same type are brought in for emptying, the charge will be per bin or the vehicle charge, whichever is lesser. 

Bin$ Cost
Rubbish Bin (per bin)10.00
Organics Bin (per bin)7.00

Special Waste Streams

  • The Council recovers on behalf of Central Government a Waste Levy (WL) of $11.50 per tonne (including GST).  This is incorporated into the fees.
  • Customers may apply to the Council for permits for the delivery of the following goods: criteria apply
Permit Type Description of Materials $ Cost of Permit $ Cost of Materials Minimum Fee 
Organics (per tonne) Delivery of Organic materials to the Compost Facility 50.00 63.007.00 

Polystyrene

Delivery of clean packaging polystyrene to the Materials Recovery Facility

Per woolsack/fadge

Per m3

-

5.00

10.00

 

Waste Landfill Access Permit (LAP)
(per tonne)

Delivery of Waste to Redruth Landfill 50.00 166.50 38.00 

Sorted Timber Landfill Access Permit (LAP) (per tonne) 

Delivery of Sorted Timber to Redruth Landfill 50.00 150.00 30.00 

Cleanfill Landfill Access Permit (LAP) 

Concrete per tonne

Slurry per tonne 

Other cleanfill as notified

Delivery of Cleanfill to Redruth Landfill 50.00



12.00

7.00 

 
Waste Manifest - required for special or hazardous waste (per tonne) Waste Manifest Application processing fee (per application) 25.00 199.00 10.00 
Waste requiring burial
Actual cost plus service fee
     120.00
Drive-off administration charge 25.00 

Recycling Services (EScrap)

These charges are provisional and will only be implemented where full recycling solution is available in the South Island

iv These items can only be accepted at a charge to cover handling, freight and dismantling.  Due to the low metal content, these items can no longer be accepted by scrap metal dealers

Item$
Computer Screens10.00
Televisions15.00
iv   Other electrical items: 
Heaters, modems, fans, switches, routers, computer speakers, drills, alarm clocks2.00
Printers, scanners, fax machines10.00
Photocopiers up to 0.5m325.00
Photocopiers large45.00
Vacuums and microwaves6.00
Items accepted at no charge: 
Laptops, VPS units, GPS units, digital cameras, cellphones

Recycling Services (Tyres)

Item$
Car / 4x4 / Light Truck5.00
Heavy Truck15.00
Tractor70.00
Per tonne650.00

Compost Sales

As set by Waste Management Ltd

  • Bags available at all transfer stations
  • Bulk compost available at Timaru, Geraldine and Temuka Transfer Stations
Type $
20 L bag - Premium5.00
20 L bag - Lawn Conditioner 10.00
Standard per tonne (minimum charge $20.00)100.00
Premium per tonne (minimum charge $24.00) 120.00