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Our district is at the Orange setting of the new traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework). Council offices and facilities are open. Please wear face coverings when visiting our facilities.

Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations during COVID-19 Orange

At Orange, Refuse Transfer Stations will continue to open their usual days and hours. We are committed to keeping our community safe from COVID-19 and are operating to Government guidelines so please be patient. Before you visit any of our Refuse Transfer Stations please read through the list of guidelines we have in place at Orange.
  • All Refuse Transfer Stations will be open the normal days and normal operating hours
  • Cash will not be accepted - eftpos and paywave only
  • Masks must be worn at all times. Anyone not wearing a mask will not be permitted to enter the Refuse Transfer Station
  • Transfer stations will accept all types of waste (e.g. rubbish, recycling, and green waste)
  • Recycling sorting centres are open at Red – please ensure recyclables are clean so they can be recycled. Please note that face masks cannot be recycled.


Normal Opening Hours 

Transfer stations are open from 10am to 4pm on selected days:

  • Matamata Transfer Station - 220b Tauranga Road -  07 888 5700 Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun
  • Morrinsville Transfer Station - 168b Roache Road - 07 889 3401 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun
  • Waihou Transfer Station - 4277 State Highway 26 - 07 884 8831 Wed, Fri & Sun

All transfer stations will be closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day (until 1pm - transfer stations will be open after 1pm on ANZAC Day), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and 2 January.

Domestic quantities (up to 10 litres) of hazardous waste and oil can also be disposed of for $18 at the transfer stations, including solvents (labelled), cleaning fluids (labelled), paints, car batteries and oils. Fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides my also be disposed of if they are placed in a sealed, clear plastic bag and labelled. Larger quantities may be accepted by prior arrangement.

The following things can be disposed of at refuse transfer stations:

  • General refuse
  • Organic waste
  • Scrap steel (free depending on the amount)
  • Vehicle tyres (excluding rims and inner tubes): car, 4WD or light truck, truck, tractor (less than 40"), tractor (40" or more). Please note: whole tyres only. Cut tyres will not be accepted
  • Whiteware
  • Recycling



Charges are based on weight rather than volume. All vehicles pass over a weigh bridge and a fee is applied according to the weight of the refuse or green-waste. A minimum charge is applied for small loads.

Please see pages 20-21 of the fees and charges document for more information. There is no charge for recycling or refuse in official Matamata-Piako District Council rubbish bags.

Payment options
  • Eftpos
  • Paywave

Please note that we do not accept cash or cheques. Contactless payments only.