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Transfer Stations

Normal Opening Hours 

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

  • Matamata Transfer Station - 220b Tauranga Rd, 07 888 5700; Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun  
  • Morrinsville Transfer Station - 168b Roache Road - 07 889 3401 Monday, 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 may 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
  • Whiteware
  • Scrap steel (free depending on the amount)
  • Vehicle tyres (excluding rims and inner tubes)
    • car
    • 4WD
    • light truck
    • truck
    • tractor (less than 40")
    • tractor (40" or more)
    • Please note: whole tyres only, cut tyres will not be accepted
  • Recycling (clean with no lids)
    • paper
    • cardboard
    • steel tins
    • aluminium cans
    • plastics 1, 2 & 5
    • glass bottles and jars
  • Electronic Waste (e-waste)
    • power tools
    • televisions
    • computers
    • cell phones
    • electronics
    • small appliances
  • Batteries (put clear tape on the ends)
    • household batteries
    • vapes
    • e-cigarettes
    • electric toothbrushes



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.