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From 1 July 2024, the Refuse Transfer Station fees and charges have increased, see the details in the updated document here.

Transfer Stations

Transfer Station

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
  • 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 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.


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.



The following is accepted at our 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)
    • televisions
    • computers
    • printers
    • IT equipment
    • DVD players
    • stereos
  • Batteries 
    • household batteries (put clear tape on the ends)
    • button batteries (e.g. watches, hearing aids, car keys)
    • vapes
    • cell phones
    • e-cigarettes
    • electric toothbrushes
    • electric razors
    • power tool batteries
    • toy and game batteries

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