Mangawhai extra collections Christmas/New Year 2021/22

Changes to the Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling over the summer period are as follows -From the week beginning 20th December 2021, Mangawhai will have an extra collection of rubbish (blue bags) and recycling (yellow bags, on Thursdays. These extra collections will continue until the end of January 2022. Please ensure that your bags are placed kerbside by 8am on the morning of collection to avoid missing our trucks.

Rubbish Collections


Monday - TeKopuru, Pouto, Glinks Gully, Baylys Beach

Tuesday - Dargaville Township (excluding Mangawhare)

Wednesdays - Ruawai, Kai iwi Lakes, Omamaari, Aranga, Trounson Park

Thursday - Mangawhare, Awakino Point, Tangowahine, Tangiteroria, Wahiue Road


Monday - Mangawhai

Tuesday - Tinopai, Matakohe  (now includes TeKowhai Rd)

Wednesday - Paparoa, Whakapirau, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka 


Recycling Collections

All collections remain the same unless advertised prior (Home page) To avoid non collection please ensure that all blue and yellow bags are placed on the kerbside by 8am of collection day.  Please check out of designated recycling bag areas.


WednesdayPaparoa/Whakapirau/Maungaturoto/Kaiwaka Townships


TuesdayBaylys Beach
ThursdayRuawai/Dargaville Townships

These areas are our only designated recycling areas.  Although we endeavour to pick up the yellow recycling bags put out in other areas, this is not always possible, and they could be treated as rubbish.

What you can recycle

If your plastics DO NOT have a #1 or 2 on the bottom, unfortunately we don’t accept it.  We CAN NOT accept #3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and it is classed as rubbish

PAPERMagazines, biscuit boxes, cereal boxes
CARDBOARDBeer Boxes, Coke Boxes.  The easiest way to tell if it is cardboard or paper is “if it goes in the fridge and doesn’t go soggy it is cardboard”

ANCHOR WHITE MILK BOTTLES ONLYOnly the Anchor White Milk Bottles NOT cream bottles, they go in #2 Plastics
CLEAR MILK BOTTLES ONLYClear Milk Bottles NOT cream bottles, they go in #2 Plastics

CLEAR PLASTIC #1Clear Plastic with a #1 eg Coke Bottles, Clear water bottles, Fanta bottles
ALLUMINIUM CANIt is an Aluminium can if you can crush it with your hand eg coke or lemonade can etc
TIN CANTin eg spaghetti, baked beans, coffee tins, milk formula tins
BROWN GLASSBrown bottles
GREEN GLASSGreen Bottles, Blue Bottles
CLEAR GLASSClear Bottles, Clear Jars

Things that are NOT Recyclable and go in the rubbish:                  

  • Plastic Buckets                         
  • Polystyrene            
  • Calf Meal Bags
  • Window Envelopes           
  • Soiled Paper Towels                           
  • Used Coffee Cups   
  • Toilet Seats
  • Ice Cream containers, margarine or butter containers, yogurt containers
  • Meat trays, bakery packaging, vege packaging
  • Tetra Pac eg Just Juice Cartons, Milk Cartons                                      
  • Coated Paper eg the wrapping of photo copy paper. 
  • Magazines are fine and go in paper
  • 20 Litre plastic Spray or detergent containers
  • No Mirrors or Window glass                

Physical Address: 7-9 Porritt Street, Ruawai 0530
Postal Address: P O Box 17, Ruawai 0530
Phone: 094392146
Mobile: 0272719499