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Landfill charges and prices

Operation of the landfill is paid for through user charges - the money you pay to dispose of your waste.

All charges include GST.

All Landfills – Small Vehicle Charges (includes ETS)
Car – large load $45.00
Car – small load $20.00
Cars with single axle trailers, vans and utes – large load $91.00
Cars with single axle trailers, vans and utes – small load $48.00
Non-Council Refuse bag – per bag, (max size 80 litres) $4.00
Station wagon – large load $72.00
Station wagon – small load $32.00
Wheelie Bin per bin or part bin $20.00
Wool pack per pack or part pack $20.00
All Landfills – Small Vehicle Charges (excludes ETS)
Car tyres – each $5.00
Clay Cover (clay) $5.00
Cleanfill $10.00
Rubble $20.00
Vehicle bodies $87.00
Vegetation for composting only (excludes ETS)
Car – small load 100% vegetation $9.00
Car – large load 100% vegetation $24.00
Wool pack 100% vegetation $9.00
Wheelie Bin per bin 100% vegetation $9.00
Station wagon – small 100% vegetation $14.00
Station wagon – large load 100% vegetation $35.00
Car with single axle trailer, van and ute 100% vegetation (no cage) $22.00
Car with single axle trailer, van and ute 100% vegetation $44.00
Green Island Landfill – Large Vehicle Charges (includes ETS)
General solid waste per tonne $180.00
General solid waste minimum charge $91.00
Green Island Landfill – Large Vehicle Charges (excludes ETS)
Clean fill per tonne (dry) $10.00
Clean fill minimum charge (dry) $10.00
Clean fill per tonne (wet slip material) $41.00
Clean fill minimum charge (wet slip material) $41.00
Cover per tonne $5.00
Cover minimum charge $5.00
Rubble $20.00
Rubble minimum charge $20.00
Vegetation per tonne (100% vegetation) $98.00
Vegetation minimum charge $47.00
Public weigh (weigh only)  $15.00
Middlemarch and Waikouaiti Landfill – Large Vehicle Charges (includes ETS)
General solid waste per cubic metre $96.00
General solid waste minimum charge $96.00
Middlemarch and Waikouaiti Landfill – Large Vehicle Charges (excludes ETS)
Vegetation per cubic metre $75.00
Vegetation minimum charge $75.00
Special/hazardous waste (includes ETS)
Asbestos containing soil $180.00
Asbestos including high contaminated soil $273.00
Non Hazardous tanker waste $135.00
Sludges and liquids (solids content at least 20%) – per tonne $273.00
Sludges and liquids (solids content at least 20%) – minimum charge $159.00
Sludges and liquids (solids content less than 20%) per tonne  $331.00
Sludges and liquids (solids content less than 20%) minimum charge $187.00
Special/hazardous waste (excludes ETS)
Contaminated soil – per tonne (low level) $41.00
Contaminated soil minimum charge (low level) $41.00
Foundry sands per tonne $53.00
Foundry sands minimum charge $53.00
Gas bottles (each) $12.00
Household chemicals (inclusive of car - small load fee) $16.00
Oil (per litre) $2.00
Tyres (per tonne) $385.00
After Hours Opening Fee (excludes ETS)
Booth operation costs – per hour (plus any additional machine fees) After hours $88.00
Opening Fee - After Hours $433.00
e-Waste at the Recycling centre
As per recovery costs
Refuse Collection (includes ETS)
40 Litre bags $3.00
65 Litre bags $3.20

There are e-Waste collection facilities at the Green Island Resource Recovery Centre for computer waste, TVs, cell phones and other electronic waste items.  A small recycling charge may apply to some items to cover the costs of dismantling and/or special handling. Items collected here are dismantled by Cargill Enterprises in South Dunedin.

Costs for e-waste dropped off at Green Island Rummage store onlyCharge
Computers
Common computer $5
Computer screen $15
Server, patch panel, supporting units $10
Screens
CRT TV $20
LCD/LED TV’s and Monitors under 60cm flat $10
Screen other over 60cm flat $15
Printers
Photocopiers, typewriters, fax $5
MFD desktop small $5
MFD medium $5
MFD large $10
Ancillary Devices
Modem, keyboards, cameras, home phones, small paper shredder, laminator FREE
Other
Cell phones, power and data cables FREE
Household Batteries FREE

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Eftpos (Green Island only)
  • Cheque to be made out to Dunedin City Council (Green Island only)
  • Charge Accounts - by arrangement (Green Island only)

Landfill Gate Charges – what’s that all about?

Operation of the landfill is paid for through user charges - the money you pay to dispose of your waste.

How much you pay for waste disposal depends on how much waste you dispose of and the type of waste. Some waste products need special handling or treatment to reduce the environmental effects of disposal to landfill.

Landfill gate charges also include two levies set by central government.

  • Waste Levy: for every 1 tonne of waste to landfill $10 is paid to the Ministry for the Environment for investment in projects and infrastructure that support waste minimisation activity.
  • New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: as a landfill operator the DCC must purchase New Zealand Emission Units. This cost is incorporated into landfill charges.

We encourage landfill customers to separate waste materials into re-use, recycling and compost categories. Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill is better for the environment and saves you money.

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