Waste Minimisation Fees

Fees & charges

Please note, all charges are GST inclusive unless indicated otherwise.

Bin Collection Fees

OptionCompost
(Weekly)
Recycle
(Fortnightly)
Rubbish
(Fortnightly)
Cost per year in Rates
(GST inclusive)
Small 140 litre 140 litre 140 litre $335.00
Standard                            240 litre 240 litre 140 litre $335.00
Large 240 litre 240 litre 240 litre $436.00

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
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Recycle
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Rubbish
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Small                   $129.00 $83.00 $159.00
Large $151.00 $95.00 $229.00

Replacement Bins

Bin TypeCompost
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Recycle
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Rubbish
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Small $102.00 $102.00 $102.00
Large $112.00 $112.00 $112.00

Non-compliant Bin Returns

Return of bins after removal for non-compliance will attract a $75.00 fee per delivery.

Transfer Station Administration Fees

Days 2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Monday to Friday after hours opening. Actual cost charged if exceeds minimum $100.00 minimum fee
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays after hours opening. Actual cost charge if it exceeds minimum $150.00 minimum fee
Drive off Administration Fee$25.00
Delivery of  non-compliant materials$100.00 minimum or charged at cost

Transfer Station Charges

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

All Vehicles Charged by Weight : t = Tonne

  • The Council recovers on behalf of Central Government a Waste Levy of $11.50 per tonne.  This is incorporated into the fees.
  • 1 Fee is set by Waste Transformation Limited. Timaru District Council acts as collection agent.
  • Applies to recycling delivered to the Materials Recovery Facility only.
  • Free drop-off facilities for recyclable materials are provided at Council transfer stations.
Type Charge per Tonne
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Minimum Charge
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Rubbish $240.00 / t$10.00
1 Timber Only (Currently at Timaru, Geraldine and Temuka pending) $200.00 / t $10.00
Sand, Soil, Clay $10.00 / t $10.00
Organic $80.00 / t$10.00
Recyclable - Commercial recycling delivered to the Materials Recovery facility $60.00 / t $10.00
Public Weigh  $11.00

Pleasant Point (no weighbridge)

  • The Council recovers, on behalf of Central Government, the Waste Levy of $11.50 per tonne. This is incorporated into the fees.
  • Truck loads not accepted at Pleasant Point
  • All volume based charges for waste include a waste levy charge
  • ii Timber excludes posts, fences and decking.
  • All loads will be charged pro rata by volume of materials. Minimum fee per visit of $10 applies
Type ALL VEHICLES
The charge is by measured volume (i.e. load m3 = (X x Y x Z))
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
iRubbish $45.00 / m3
Minimum fee $10.00
iiTimber only $30.00 / m3
Minimum fee $10.00
Sand, Soil, Clay (trailer load or part thereof)$10.00
Garden $9.00 / m3
Minimum fee $10.00
Recyclable Free

Special Waste Streams

  • The Council recovers on behalf of Central Government a Waste Levy of $11.50 per tonne.  This is incorporated into the fees.
  • Criteria apply for the delivery of the following goods.
  • Customers may apply to the Council for permits for the delivery of the following goods. Criteria apply.
  • Key: t = Tonne

Permit TypeDescription of MaterialsCost of Permit
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Cost of Materials
2020/2021 (GST inclusive)
Organics PermitDelivery of organic materials to the Compost Facility$50.00$70.00 / t
Minimum fee $10.00
Polystyrene PermitDelivery of clean packaging polystyrene to the Materials Recovery Facility$50.00$5.00 / woolsack
$10.00 / m3
Landfill Access Permit (LAP) Waste CategoryDelivery of waste to Redruth Landfill$50.00Waste $205.00 / t
Minimum fee $40.00

Sorted timber  $200.00 / t
Minimum fee $30.00
Landfill Access Permit (LAP) Cleanfill CategoryDelivery of cleanfill to Redruth Landfill$50.00Concrete $7.00 / t
Minimum fee $10.00
Slurry  $9.20 / t
Minimum fee $10.00
Other cleanfill: as notified
Waste Manifest:
Required for Special or Hazardous Waste
Waste Manifest Application processing fee (per application)$25.00$240.00 / t
Minimum fee $10.00
Waste requiring burial  Actual cost + service fee
Minimum fee $120.00

Recycling Services

Escrap

Description2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Computer Screens $10.00
Televisions $15.00
Photocopiers - small & medium (0.1 - 0.5m3) $25.00
Photocopiers - large (> 0.5m3) $45.00

All other miscellaneous electronic items accepted at no charge for households only.

Commercial deliveries (schools, organisations, businesses) please contact Council.
Mice, cellphones GPS units and digital cameras free for commercial deliveries.

Tyres

Description2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Car / 4x4 / Light Truck $5.50
Heavy Truck $15.00
Tractor $70.00
Per tonne (must be de-rimmed or per tyre charge applied) $665.00

Compost Sales

As set by Waste Management NZ Limited.

Quantity2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
20 L Bags – Premium $5.50
Standard per tonne - Minimum charge $20.00 $100.00
Premium per tonne - Minimum charge $24.00         $120.00
  • Bags available at all transfer stations
  • Bulk compost available at Timaru, Geraldine and Temuka Transfer Stations

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020