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Council supports kerbside recycling with separate contracts for collection and processing of recyclables from urban residential and commercial properties on a fortnightly basis.
Additional crates can be purchased from the Council offices, Fees and Charges.
In addition to the urban kerbside collections, there are public recycling drop off centres:
- Patetere Street in Tīrau. This facility is now behind gates and manned. Opening hours are here.
- Putāruru Transfer Station, State Highway 1. This facility is now behind the gates and available during opening hours.
- Tokoroa Transfer Station in Newell Road. This facility is not open 24/7 - please see opening hours for details.
- Croad Place Recycling Centre in Croad Place, Tokoroa. This facility is not open 24/7 - please see landfill hours for details.
Tokoroa Transfer Station site also recycles car bodies, whiteware, old television sets and metals. Greenwaste is diverted and mulched on site.
Putāruru Transfer Station site recycles batteries, whiteware and steel. Greenwaste is diverted and mulched on site.
Kerbside collection of recyclable material takes place fortnightly in Tokoroa, Putāruru, Tīrau and Arapuni.