Waste Minimisation Fees

Fees & charges

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

Extra Bin Fees

The small and large options are available upon application

Extra Bins - It is likely that there will be situations where people will require extra bins (limits will apply - contact Council if required - up to two sets per property). For example, an extra recycle or rubbish bin for businesses, or an extra compost bin for properties with a large garden. This option is available on application and will be invoiced pro-rata in the first year, after which costs will be charged on rates.

Description Compost
2023/24 (GST incl.)
2023/24 (GST incl.)
2023/24 (GST incl.)
2023/24 (GST incl.)
Standard 140L $257.00 $168.00 $356.00$168.00
Large 240L $306.00 $197.00 $494.00$197.00

Replacement Bin Fees

Description2023/24 (GST incl.)
Standard 140L$167.00
Large 240L $200.00

Bin Reinstatement Fee

Description2023/24 (GST incl.)
Return of bins after removal for non-compliance.$115.00

Geraldine,  Pleasant Point, Temuka & Timaru Transfer Station Charges (for non-permitted users)

  • A Waste Levy of $57.50 per tonne is recovered by Council on behalf of Central Government. This is incorporated into the fees.

Key: t = Tonne

Description (all vehicles charged by weight) Charge by Tonne
2023/24 (GST incl.)
Minimum Charge
2023/24 (GST incl.)
Rubbish $323.00 / t$17.00
Sand, Soil, Clay * $12.00 / t $12.00
Brick, Blocks, Concrete)$98.00 / t$12.00
Organic $93.00 / t$12.00
Recyclable ^ $71.00 / t $12.00
Public Weigh  $13.00

* Sand, Soil, Clay not currently accepted at Pleasant Point Transfer Station.

^ Applies  to recycling delivered to the Materials Recovery Facility only.

Free drop-off facilities for recyclable materials are provided at Council transfer stations.

Special Waste Streams

A Waste Levy of $57.50 per tonne is recovered by Council on behalf of Central Government. This is incorporated into the fees.

Key: t = Tonne

Waste materials requiring permits

Criteria apply for the delivery of the following goods. Customers may apply to Council for the following permits.

Permit TypeDescription of MaterialsCost of PermitCost of Materials (GST incl.)
Organics PermitDelivery of organic materials
to the Compost Facility
$55.00$93.00 / t
Minimum fee: $12.00
Landfill Access Permit (LAP)
Waster Category
Delivery of waste to Redruth Landfill$55.00Waste $290.00 / t
Minimum fee: $45.00
Landfill Access Permit (LAP)
Clean fill Category
Delivery of clean fill to Redruth Landfill$55.00Sand, soil, clay $12.00 / t
Minimum fee $12.00

Slurry $40.00 / t
Minimum fee $12.00

Hardfill: bricks, blocks, concrete $98.00 / t

Other clean fill as notified
Waste ManifestRequired for Spacial or Hazardous Waste $323.00 / t
Minimum fee $12.00
Cover Recreational Guidelines - testing and approval required, along with Waste Manifest approval$54.00 / t

Recycling Services


Description2023/24 (GST incl.)
Computer Screen $15.00
Television $18.00
Photocopiers - small - medium (0.1 - 0.5m3) $30.00
Photocopiers - large (> 0.5m3)$52.00
Child car seat $5.00
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.


Description2023/24 (GST incl.)
Car / 4x4 / Light Truck $8.00
Heavy Truck $23.00
Tractor $85.00
Per tonne (must be de-rimmed or per tyre charge applied) $770.00

Transfer Station Administration Fees

Description 2023/24 (GST incl.)
Monday to Friday after hours opening. Actual cost charged if exceeds minimum $120.00 Minimum fee
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays after hours opening. Actual cost charge if it exceeds minimum $175.00 Minimum fee
Drive off Administration Fee$30.00
Delivery of  non-compliant materials$125.00 Minimum fee or charged at cost

Last updated: 17 Jul 2023