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Green waste recycling

Awapuni Resource Recovery Park turns green waste into compost that you can buy for your garden. Drop off all your green waste here, or at our transfer station in Ashhurst.

Green waste is garden waste that can be composted, like lawn clippings, weeds, tree prunings and leaves. It does not include flax, cabbage trees or bamboo. See below for a full list of exclusions.

All fees include GST.

Check our facility opening hours and locations.

Green waste exclusions

We don't accept the following items. Please don't put them in your green waste.

  • flax, cabbage trees and bamboo
  • food and kitchen waste
  • concrete and stones
  • dirt /soil
  • treated wood waste
  • general rubbish

Find out how we turn your green waste into compost.

Green waste charges at Awapuni

Cost of disposal

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

Buy compost 

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

Buy mulch 

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

Green waste charges at Ashhurst

60l rubbish bag (same size as large Council bag) $2.50
Car boot $10
Station wagon, SUV, hatchback, double-cab ute $15
Van or single-cab ute $20
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$15
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height 50cm to 150cm)
$30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height 50cm to 150cm)
$60