No rubbish and recycling collection on Good Friday



9 April 2020

Rotorua Lakes Council would like to remind residents that there will be no rubbish or recycling collections tomorrow (Good Friday 10 April).

If your normal collection day is Friday, you will need to put your bins out on Saturday (11 April) instead. Bins need to be at the kerb by 7.30am so if you’re planning a sleep-in, put your bins out at the kerb the night before.

The areas affected by this change are; Whakarewarewa, Te Ngae, Ngapuna, Lynmore, Tikitere, Owhata, Holdens/Hannahs Bay, Rotokawa, Brunswick, Hinemoa Point and Eastgate.

Collections will return to normal next week. There is no change to Monday’s collection.

For anyone wanting to get out in the garden this weekend please note that the landfill will remain closed until the end of the Alert Level 4 isolation phase so excess green waste will need to be held on to until then.

Find out more about Rotorua’s rubbish and recycling collections during Alert Level 4 here.

Reminders to keep our community safe this Easter - share with your friends and whānau:

  • Supermarkets will be closed on Good Friday 10 April. They will open again for the rest of the long weekend. Continue to shop normally.
  • Please do not travel away for the long weekend. Keep up the good work and stay home with your ‘bubble’.
  • If you need to get some fresh air over the weekend, stay local and stick to activities that are safe and within your ability.
  • Only drive for essential services such as food or medical assistance.
  • Be considerate of your neighbours in terms of noise levels.
  • Make sure your dogs family members are safe and secure on your property and if you’re out for a walk, make sure to use a lead.

Take some time this weekend to connect with your friends and whānau. If you know someone who is alone or vulnerable there are a number of resources available for assistance:

  • BOP Welfare assistance - 0800 884 222
  • Government helpline 0800 779 997 
  • Need to talk? Call or text 1737

If you want to stay up to date with the latest information on COVID-19 click HERE to register for the regular national e-panui.

To find out about Council’s services during this time and plans for recovery, please visit

Most importantly, be kind and courteous to each other. If you’re out and about and see other people, keep to a 2-metre distance and offer a friendly ‘kia ora!’.

Page reviewed: 09 Apr 2020 1:00pm