Rural rubbish collection

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Rural Waste Collections

Council only provides waste collection services in certain rural areas where private providers do not operate.


Private Waste Collections

Private waste collection providers offer a user-pays gate pick up service of rubbish bags (white sticker required) and wheelie bins to the inner rural areas highlighted in red on this map. The service areas on the map may be subject to change by the waste collection providers. Rural residents eligible for this service should directly contact one of the waste collectors in our district for details of the service.


Council Waste Collections

For outer rural residents, not in the gate collection service area offered by private waste collectors, Council offers the following ‘waste drop off’ services:


Rubbish Bag Collection Points

See Rubbish Bag collection sites on the map here. Residents in these areas, that do not receive a private gate collection service, can drop off rubbish bags in the designated sites, provided:

  • bags are no bigger than 60L
  • bags have attached a pre-paid white sticker (able to be purchased from most dairies and supermarkets)
  • bags are placed at the bag collection point, no later than 7.00am on the day of collection (to ensure they will be picked up)


Outer Rural Rubbish Skip Drop Off Points

Council provides Outer Rural Rubbish Skip Drop Off Points at 13 sites within the district.

Sites are a mix of weekly and fortnightly pick-ups. These sites are for the deposit of normal household/domestic waste by locals: no animal, toxic or commercial waste is allowed.

Sites of bins and service frequency: 

  1. Whanganui River Road
    • Parakino – fortnightly
    • Atene – fortnightly
    • Koroniti – fortnightly
    • Matahiwi – fortnightly
    • Ranana – fortnightly
    • Jeruselum – fortnightly
    • Pipiriki – fortnightly
  2. Parihauhau Road – weekly
  3. Tehue Road – weekly
  4. Mangamahu – fortnightly
  5. Ngaturi – weekly
  6. Kauarapaoa Road – weekly
  7. Kaiwhaiki Road – monthly


Domestic rubbish bags (without a white sticker) can also be dropped off at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre, 79-83 Maria Place Extension. Charges apply. See Prices – Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre (  

For more information on rural rubbish collection, please contact John Sula at