Rubbish & Recycling - Fees & Charges

Rubbish Recycling


Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2022/2023 financial year, adopted by Council on 22 June 2022, are available below. 

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2022. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

Council Rubbish Bags

2022/23 Fees
Council - Large Kerbside Rubbish Bags $4.00

Please note the above charge relates to bags sold at Council service centres. There may be some variation in prices for bags sold at other establishments.

Levin Waste Transfer Station

The Levin Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) is owned and operated by MidWest Disposals Ltd. Fees and charges that apply for the Levin RTS are available below. For further information, phone MidWest Disposals Ltd on 06 367 2915.

MidWest Disposals Ltd Fees & Charges for Levin Refuse Transfer Station(PDF, 39KB)


Foxton and Shannon Waste Transfer Stations

Fees and charges for the Foxton and Shannon Waste Transfer Stations are available below. 


Solid Waste Disposal Fees (Foxton & Shannon Waste Transfer Stations) 2022/23 Fees
Disposal of official HDC Refuse Bag (up to 4)   Free
Disposal of Private Plastic Bags (<10kgs)  $5.50
Cars - General $30.00
Cars - Green $13.00
Car boot - General  $21.00
Car boot - Green $10.00
Vans / Ute - General $190.00 per tonne $55.00 minimum charge (under 300kg) (Foxton)
$47.00 (Shannon)
Vans / Ute - Green  $20.00
Trailers - General (up to 2m³) up to 2.4m long x 1.2m wide - single or double axle  $190.00 per tonne (Foxton)
$50.00 (Shannon)
Trailers - Green (up to 2m³) up to 2.4m long x 1.2m wide - single or double axle  $20.00
Large Trailers - General (per m³) up to 4.0m long x 1.2m wide  $190.00 per tonne (Foxton)
$27.00 per m³
(min $46.00) (Shannon)
Large Trailers - Green (per m³) up to 4.0m long x 1.2m wide $12.00 per m³
(min $20.00)
Overweight - Truck, Trailer, Van or Ute loads containing concrete or similar Plus $40.00 on above (Shannon)
Domestic Users - Concrete Load - up to Large Trailers (up to 4.0m long x 1.2m wide)
$30.00 per tonne (Foxton)

E-Waste (Electronic Waste)

E-waste can be taken to our Foxton and Shannon Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Park for recycling. E-waste is discarded electrical or electronic devices such as televisions, computers, printers, cameras, batteries, and fixed-line and mobile phones.

Item Price
Desktop Computers/Servers (complete tower only) Free
Mobile phones/GPS/digital cameras/computer mice Free
Batteries (All household batteries) Free
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs Free


Item Price
Stereos/car stereos/gaming consoles $2
Small Computer Items (eg speakers/keyboards/docking stations/hubs/modems/switches/routers) $3
Small Appliances (eg heaters/fans/toasters/kettles/blenders/alarm clocks/phones/cameras)
Batteries (quantities over 2kg) $4/kg
Misc $4/kg
Laptop and tablets and UPS $5
DVD/VCR/CD players $5
Medium Appliances (eg vacuum cleaners/microwaves) $5
Computer Monitors $12
Printers/scanners/fax machines $15
Televisions $20
Large Appliances (eg washing machines/dryers/dishwashers) $20
Appliances that need to be degassed (eg fridges and freezers) $30
Photocopiers $50


Special, Prohibited Wastes and Other Fees

2022/23 Fees
Paint Exchange Free
Waste Oil  $2.20 per litre
Tyres (per tyre) $8.50
Truck / Tractor Tyres (per tyre)  $20.00
Fridge / Freezer (per item) $31.00
General Whiteware (per item)  $20.00
LPG Bottles / Tanks (per item)  $6.00
Car Batteries Free

Solid Waste Collectors & Recycling Crates

2022/23 Fees
Waste Collectors Annual Licence Fee  $150.00
Recycling Crates  
Replacement Recycling Crate (Pick Up) $18.50
Replacement Recycling Crate (Delivered)  $32.50
New Crate / Wheelie Bin (New Build) Free
Replacement Wheelie Bin (Delivered)  $75.00
Wheelie Bin Tow Hitch $20.00
Wheelie Bin Clip  $5.00