Rubbish & Recycling - Fees & Charges

Rubbish Recycling


Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2021/2022 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2021. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates. 

Council Rubbish Bags

2021/22 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, 15KB)


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) 2021/22 Fees
Disposal of official HDC Refuse Bag (up to 4)   Free
Disposal of Private Plastic Bags (<10kgs)  $5.30
Disposal of Private Plastic Bags (10kgs +)  n/a
Cars - General $27.00
Cars - Green $13.00
Car boot - General  $20.00
Car boot - Green $10.00
Vans / Ute - General $47.00
Vans / Ute - Green  $20.00
Trailers - General (up to 2m³) up to 2.4m long x 1.2m wide - single or double axle  $50.00
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  $27.00 per m³
(min $46.00)
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

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.

2021/22 Fees
TV's & Monitors
CRT TV $40.00
Flat Panel TV $25.00
CRT Computer Monitor $17.00
LCD Computer Monitor $12.00
Desktop and servers $5.00
Laptops $6.00
Modems, switches, routers, computer speakers $4.00 per unit
Data Destruction $15.00 per drive
UPS (Uninterrupted power supply) $5.00
Laptop Battery (only) $6.00
Printers/Scanners/Fax machine $15.00
Photocopiers Small to Medium (up to 0.5m³) $50.00
Photocopiers Large $70.00
Copier toner $4.00 per kg
(Minimum charge $1)
Household Appliances
Small appliances/Drills/Alarm clocks/Phones/Cameras $7.00
Heaters $6.00 $6.00
Vacuums $12.00 $12.00
Microwaves $12.00
Consumer Electronics
DVD & VCR players $7.00
Stereo systems & Gaming consoles $7.00
Stereo speakers $4.00 per unit
Household batteries Free
Car batteries Free
Keyboards and docking stations $4.00
Mice Free
Cellphones Free
GPS Unit and digital cameras Free
E-Waste plastic (dismantled or scrap) $0.40
All Other Items Charged / Miscellaneous Per Kg $3.00

Download E-Waste Fees


Special, Prohibited Wastes and Other Fees

2021/22 Fees
Paint Exchange Free
Waste Oil  $2.00/Ltr
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

 2020/21 Fees
Waste Collectors Annual Licence Fee  $150.00
Recycling Crates  
Replacement Recycling Crate (Pick Up) $17.00
Replacement Recycling Crate (Delivered)  $31.50
New Crate / Wheelie Bin (New Build) Free
Replacement Wheelie Bin (Delivered)  $75.00
Wheelie Bin Tow Hitch $25.00
Wheelie Bin Clip  $10.00