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North Shore bins are in!

No more plastic rubbish bags, it's a wheelie smart choice.

Published: 29 March 2018

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North Shore rubbish bins.

Bins are in! North Shore, your new rubbish bin service starts on 9 April.

"Aucklanders have been asking for wheelie bins for years – and now they're here," says North Shore Ward Councillor Chris Darby.

"Switching from bags to bins is the better choice for you and the environment. Better value, no contracts and no more plastic bags.

"If everyone used bins, we could stop 2.5 million plastic rubbish bags being sent to landfill each year from the North Shore alone."

"Bins are easier to use and will keep our streets cleaner and safer for everyone."

Get ready - how it works:

1.  Purchase a pre-paid tag instead of a bag

2.  When your bin is full, take it to the kerbside by 7am on your usual collection day

3.  Attach the tag to the left-hand bin handle.

Need to know info:

Is my property included?

Your new "pay as you throw" rubbish bin service is coming to your street next week.  

Suburbs include:  Albany Heights, Bayswater, Beach Haven, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Browns Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Crown Hill, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glendhu, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hauraki, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Marlborough, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Narrow Neck, Northcote, Northcote Central, Northcote Point, Northcross, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rosedale, Rothesay Bay, Sherwood, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Sunset North, Takapuna, The Palms, Torbay, Totaravale, Waiake, Wairau Park, Wairau Valley, Westlake.

Click here to see a map

Where can I buy tags?

Pre-paid tags are available at supermarket checkouts across the North Shore.

Tags cost $2.60 each for 80L bins, $3.80 for 120L/140L bins and $5.50 for 240L bins.

Where do I get a bin?

Please use your old blue bin for the new service.  If you don’t have a bin, or your old one is broken, request a new bin here.  Or you can request a smaller or larger bin here.

More questions? 

Visit Make the Most of Waste to see our top FAQs.

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