Rubbish - Household Collections
This page provides information on Porirua City Council’s weekly rubbish collection for residents in both urban and rural areas.
Rubbish collection time and days
Rubbish bags must be outside your gate by 8 am on the collection day.
Collections take place on all public holidays (including ANZAC Day) as scheduled, except for Christmas Day. Any other changes will be advertised.
Titahi Bay, Takapuwahia, Elsdon, Kenepuru, Part Ranui, (Southside of Mungavin Ave) and all Mungavin Ave.
Part Ranui (North of Mungavin Ave, excluding Mungavin Ave), Cannons Creek and Waitangirua.
All of Warspite Ave and Caduceus Place, Part Ascot Park (Southside of Warspite Ave).
Part Ascot Park (North of Warspite Ave, excluding Warspite Ave and Caduceus Place), Aotea, Papakowhai and Paremata.
Whitby and Omapere Street.
Mana, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay and Camborne.
Belmont Road, Bradey Road, Flightys Road, Grays Road, Jones Deviation, Moonshine Road, Motukaraka Point, Mt Cecil Road, Mulhern Road, Murphys Road, Paekakariki Hill Road, State Highway 58.
The map showing the rubbish and recycling collection areas and days for Porirua City will be updated shortly.
Council rubbish bags must be used
Rubbish is only collected if it is in pre-paid black plastic Council rubbish bags. The collection is paid for through the sale of the rubbish bags, so bags that do not have Porirua City Council written on them will not be collected.
The 60 litre official Council rubbish bags can be purchased from Council at $2.50 per bag or $25 for a pack of 10, Cannon's Creek Library or retail outlets such as supermarkets and dairies.
Rubbish bag must not weigh over 15kg or contain certain items
The 60 litre bags must not weigh more than 15 kg when full.
Bags containing the following prohibited items will not be collected:
- explosives, hot ashes, highly flammable, or infectious materials, or any other material that is not from a household
- liquid, acid, printer’s ink, paint or any other sticky fluid
- broken bottles or glass; broken crockery, or other sharp articles unless they are wrapped to prevent injury.
Contents of the average rubbish bag
Surveys show that on average, what a household throws out as rubbish is generally:
- 45% kitchen scraps and garden waste
- 24% paper
- 13% plastic
- 6% glass
- 6% metal
- 6% other material
Only about 6% of the average rubbish bag needs to go to landfill.
Most of the material in a rubbish bag can be diverted away from the landfill. For instance, kitchen scraps and garden waste can be composted; paper, glass, plastics # 1 and 2 and metal can be recycled.
Rubbish is disposed of at the Porirua Landfill
All household rubbish collected by Council is disposed of at the Spicer Landfill. More information about the landfill is available on the Spicer Landfill page from the link below.
Porirua City Council does not operate a wheelie bin service to households or commercial premises.
Front/back Door Collection Service for rubbish
For household rubbish, a back or front door collection service is available for people with limited mobility as a result of disability or impairment. This allows for the collection of one official Porirua City Council rubbish bag.
To apply, please fill in the form Backdoor Frontdoor Collection Application Form and send into Porirua City Council, together with a written statement from a health professional or organisation (eg, district Nurse, doctor, Foundation for the Blind) confirming the disability/impairment of household member(s).
Links to more information on reducing rubbish
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