Household rubbish collections

It's easy to be a tidy kiwi in Porirua City. We pick up your household rubbish every week!

Collection times and days

  • Rubbish is collected weekly on the same day.
  • Rubbish bags must be kerbside by 8am on the collection day.
  • Collections take place on all public holidays as scheduled. Any other changes will be advertised.

View our online recycling and rubbish calendar

Aotea Wednesday
Ascot Park - south of Warspite Ave Tuesday
Ascot Park - north of Warspite Ave Wednesday
Caduceus Place Tuesday
Camborne Friday
Cannons Creek Tuesday
Elsdon Monday
Kenepuru Monday
Kenepuru Landing Friday
Mana Friday
Mungavin Avenue Monday
Omapere Street Thursday
Papakōwhai Wednesday
Paremata Wednesday
Plimmerton Friday
Pukerua Bay Friday
Rānui - south of Mungavin Ave Monday
Rānui - north of Mungavin Ave Tuesday
Takapūwāhia Monday
Titahi Bay Monday
Waitangirua Tuesday
Warspite Avenue Tuesday
Whitby Thursday

Rubbish collection for rural areas is on Mondays. These areas include: 

  • Belmont Road
  • Bradey Road
  • Flightys Road 
  • Grays Road
  • Jones Deviation
  • Moonshine Road 
  • Motukaraka Point 
  • Mt Cecil Road
  • Mulhern Road 
  • Murphys Road 
  • Paekākāriki Hill Road
  • State Highway 58.

Council rubbish bags

Only rubbish in a pre-paid black plastic Council rubbish bag will be collected. 

The 60 litre rubbish bags are sold at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, all Porirua City libraries and most supermarkets and dairies. 

They cost $4.00 each or $40 for a pack of 10 from 1 July 2023.  

All prices include GST.

The bag must not weigh more than 15 kg when full.

Items that won’t be collected

Rubbish bags containing these items won’t be collected:

  • explosives, hot ashes, highly flammable or infectious materials, or any material not from a household.
  • liquid, acid, printer’s ink, paint or any other sticky fluid.
  • broken bottles or glass, broken crockery or other sharp articles (unless they’re wrapped to prevent injury).

Door collection service

If you can’t easily move around, we can collect one official Porirua City bag of household rubbish and your recycling bins from your back or front door.

You’ll need a written statement from your GP confirming that your mobility is limited.