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Help us protect this paradise – minimise your waste and where possible, take it back with you. There are some simple ways you can dispose of your rubbish on the island. 

Accommodation or Lodges:

Your accommodation provider will most likely provide bins – either a rubbish bin or council bags for landfill, a yellow recycling crate and composting for food scraps. Rubbish bags, rubbish bins, recycling bins and bundled cardboard should be placed out ready for collection prior to 8am on a Monday. If you are checking out on a different day, check for 

instructions at your accommodation or drop your recycling and rubbish at the landfill in Claris at 70 Gray Rd (Opening hours below). Reusable items can be taken to Anamata, the resource recovery centre. 

Campgrounds or Huts:

There are no rubbish bins at the campgrounds or DOC huts. Instead trampers and campers are expected to take their rubbish with them. This can then be disposed of by purchasing a council rubbish bag from the service centre in Claris or at one of the local stores. These bags can be left with residents rubbish prior to 8am on a Monday morning for roadside collection or taken to the landfill. Clean recycling is free to dispose of at the recycling centre. 

On a Boat:

Help us to protect the Hauraki Gulf by minimising your waste. There are no rubbish collection points at the wharves. Council rubbish bags can be purchased at one of the local stores and disposed of at the Claris landfill, or left out for roadside collection on Monday/Tuesday prior to 8am. If these options don’t quite work for your situation, you will need to take your waste home with you. 

For more information visit

Recycling, Landfill and Anamata Reuse Shop


Shop & Recycling: 66c Gray Road



70 Gray Road
Phone: 09 4290 799

Roadside Collection:

From 8am Monday south of and including Claris to the crossroads.
Tuesday for rest of island (Okupu, Whangaparapara and North)