Waste Minimisation Fees

Fees & charges

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

Bin Collection Fees

Cost per year in Rates
(GST inclusive)
Standard                            240 litre 240 litre 80 litre 140 litre $162.00
Large 240 litre 240 litre 80 litre 240 litre $210.00

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
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
Standard                    $130.00 $85.00 $180.00$85.00
Large $155.00 $100.00 $250.00$100

Replacement Bins

Bin Type
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
Standard $110.00
Large $120.00

Non-compliant Bin Returns

Return of bins after removal for non-compliance will attract a $100.00 fee per delivery.

Transfer Station Administration Fees

Days 2021/2022
(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, Pleasant Point & Timaru (for non-permit users)

All Vehicles Charged by Weight : t = Tonne

  • The Council recovers on behalf of Central Government a Waste Levy of $23 per tonne.  This is incorporated into the fees.
  • Applies to recycling delivered to the Materials Recovery Facility only.
  • Free drop-off facilities for recyclable materials are provided at Council transfer stations.
  • CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY - Covid Rules Apply - No cash to be accepted - Only eftpos/credit card, or charge account customers (T&C's apply).
Type Charge per Tonne
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
Minimum Charge
2021/2022 (GST inclusive)
Rubbish $250.00 / t$15.00
Sand, Soil, Clay* $10.00 / t $10.00
Hardfill (brick, blocks concrete)$90.00 / 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

*Timaru only.

Special Waste Streams

Envirowaste Services Limited sets fees for commercial collection of waste, including where permits are required. Please contact Envirowaste Services Limited for fee details

Recycling Services


(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.


(GST inclusive)
Car / 4x4 / Light Truck $6.00
Heavy Truck $20.00
Tractor $75.00
Per tonne (must be de-rimmed or per tyre charge applied) $670.00

Compost Sales

As set by Envirowaste Services Limited.

(GST inclusive)
20 L Bags  $5.50
Trailer loads per tonne - Minimum charge $24.00 $50.00
  • Bags available at all transfer stations
  • Bulk compost available at Timaru, Geraldine and Temuka Transfer Stations

Last updated: 04 May 2022