Organic Waste


Green waste can be taken to the Foxton and Shannon Transfer Stations or composted at home.

Our green waste is shredded and processed off site. To protect our contractors, their equipment from damage, and to maintain the quality of product there must be some restrictions on our dumped green waste.

Green waste cannot contain any of the following or the whole load must be charged & dumped as refuse:

  • Bamboo

  • Blackberry

  • Cabbage Trees / leaves

  • Flax

  • Gorse or Vines

  • Hardfill / concrete/rocks

  • Netting/String/Twine/Wire

  • Phoenix Palm Fronds

  • Plastic bags

  • Rubbish

  • Steel poles / stakes

  • Stumps

  • Tree limbs over 100mm diameter.

Food Waste

There is currently no food waste collection or drop off in the district. Food waste can be composted or used in a worm farm at home. For further information regarding minimisation of food waste please visit our Waste Minimisation page.