Council & City

Rubbish and recycling fees and charges

Current fees and charges for Council rubbish and recycling services, including e-waste, green waste, event recycling and transfer station charges, but excluding commercial services.

All fees and charges include GST. Effective 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Rubbish bags

Maximum price:

  • Large rubbish bag (60l): $2.75
  • Small rubbish bag (40l): $1.95

Ferguson Street Recycling Centre charges

Compost

Bags of compost are available for purchase at Ferguson Street: $5 per bag

Batteries

Recycling household batteries free, including laptop batteries. Maximum quantities apply. For more information see pncc.govt.nz/batteryrecycling

Car seats

$5 per seat

E-waste recycling fees

TVs and computers

Charge per item

Desktop computers/servers (complete tower only) Free
Small computer items
(e.g. speakers/keyboards/docking stations/hubs/modems/switches/routers)
$2
Copier toners  $4/kg
UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supplies $5
Laptop and tablets $5
Computer monitors $10
Printers/scanners/fax machines $15
Televisions $20
Photocopiers $50

Consumer electronics

 
Mobile phones/GPS/digital cameras/mice Free
Stereos/car stereos/gaming consoles $2
Miscellaneous $2/kg
DVD/VCR/CD players $5

Household appliances

 
Small appliances
(e.g. heaters/fans/toasters/kettles/blenders/alarm clocks/phones/cameras)
$2
Medium appliances
(e.g. vacuum cleaners/microwaves)
$5
Large appliances
(e.g. fridges/freezers/washing machines/dryers/dishwashers)
$25

Other

 
Batteries
(quantities up to 2kg)
Free
Bulk batteries
(quantities over 2kg)
$5/kg
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs $1.50

Ashhurst Transfer Station charges

General rubbish and green waste fees

Load size

General rubbish

Green waste

Palmerston North City Council rubbish bag (40l or 60l) no charge n/a
60l rubbish bag (same size as large Council bag) $4.50 $2.50
Car boot $50 $10
Station wagon, SUV, hatchback, double-cab ute $65 $15
Van or single-cab ute $75 $20
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$85 $15
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height 50cm to 150cm)
$130 $30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$115 $30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height 50cm to 150cm)
$170 $60

Note, in addition to trailer charges, an extra vehicle charge will apply if there is also rubbish or green waste inside the vehicle or boot. 

Awapuni Resource Recovery Park charges

Green waste charges

Car $5
Trailer $15
Van or ute $15
Van or ute plus trailer $30
Shreddable material $45 per tonne
Trade vehicles $45 per tonne

Compost charges 

30 litre bag $5
Small trailer – half a cubic metre $30
Medium – one to three cubic metres $50/m3
Bulk – four or more cubic metres $40/m3

You can also buy 30 litre bags of compost at Ferguson Street Recycling Centre: $5 per bag

Mulch charges

30 litre bag $5
Small trailer – half a cubic metre $25
Medium – one to three cubic metres $40/m3
Bulk – four or more cubic metres $30/m3

Events recycling charges

Self service

Provision of up to 2 recycling stations (8 bins: 2 each waste, recycling, glass and organics).

Service includes the use of the community event recycling trailer, bins, event recycling lids, signs and bin liners.

Bins to be returned empty No charge
Bins to be returned with the correctly sorted contents $70

Subject to hire agreement.

Palmerston North City Council-serviced event

Provision of up to 4 recycling stations (16 bins: 4 each waste, recycling, glass and organics)

Service includes the events recycling trailer, bins, event recycling bin lids, signs and bin liners.

Bins to contain correctly sorted contents $215

Subject to hire agreement.

Additional charges

Each additional bag (above acceptable levels provided in the hire agreement) of waste or contaminated recycling may be charged per 240l bag.

Each additional bag  $10

Delivery, collection and disposal of 660l bin (for Palmerston North City Council-serviced events).

660l bin $30