Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday:                                      

7:30am – 4:30pm
(Vehicles are not permitted to go into the landfill from 4:25pm​)

Sunday & Public Holidays:     
9:30am – 4:30pm
(Vehicles are not permitted to go into the landfill from 4:25pm​)

Christmas Day and Good Friday

Green waste

Green waste can be disposed at the landfill.

 The following is permissible as green waste:

  • Garden waste - Grass clippings, tree and shrub pruning, branches
  • Wood waste - Only 100% recyclable untreated wood waste
  • Ponga - Considered green waste
  • Gorse - Considered green waste

The following is not considered as green waste:

  • Bamboo - A pest species and can regrow from cut-offs.
  • Untreated Timber - Not considered green waste, but can left in the recovery area for reuse
  • Soil / Dirt - Not classified as green waste
  • Flax - Flax is incredibly strong and damages processing machines

Hazardous waste

A small amount of household hazardous waste can be disposed of at the landfill, and must be declared to landfill staff on arrival.

This includes items such as garden sprays, cleaners, paints, glues, batteries and other household chemicals. (Fuel is not accepted.) These items are deemed hazardous and cannot be disposed of in your rubbish bin. 

Large volumes of hazardous waste or commercial waste is not accepted at the landfill, and should be disposed of at a licensed hazardous waste service provider.​


For testing or disposal of Asbestos you will need to contact a private removal company. Click HERE to view Yellow Page listings for local businesses.


Due to increasing cost for purchasing carbon credits as part of the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), which is required under New Zealand Government legislation, the following Rotorua District Landfill prices will apply from 01 January 2019:

​Material​Type​Price (inc. GST)
​General refuse​Car / station wagon​$18.00
​Single Axle Trailer/Van/Ute (up to 250 kg)

(Over 250kg - per tonne rate applies)
General truck (per tonne)​$178.50
(minimum charge $45.00)
Whiteware$10.00 per item
​Green / wood wasteCar / station wagon​$10.00
Single Axle Trailer/Van/Ute

(Over 350kgs - tonne rate applies)
​General Truck (per tonne)​$48.00
(minimum charge of $17.00)
Concrete​​All vehicles to be weighed 
(per tonne rate)
(minimum charge of $10.00)

Test weigh only - all vehicles $15.00

Waste Management reserves the right to weigh any vehicle in and out of the landfill and charge per tonne when appropriate (including domestic single axle and tandem trailers).

Household hazardous waste must be declared to site staff on arrival.

Payment options

The landfill payment kiosk can accept:

  • Cash
  • Eftpos
  • Credit Card​
Please no​te: During COVID-19 Alert Levels 2,3 and 4, the landfill is not able to accept cash payment. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Coupons are no longer sold. ​
Page reviewed: 03 Dec 2020 8:44am