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Midtown Transfer Station

Updated 12 August 2020

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 

Open to the general public. Additional safety standards will be in place to protect our customers and our team. This will include limiting access to our facility, strict social distancing, hygiene requirements and compulsory contact tracing. These will be communicated when you arrive at the Refuse Transfer Station. Please follow the instructions from our team to keep yourself and our team safe.


Whanganui’s Midtown Transfer Station is located at 14 Liffiton Street, Gonville, between Allied Concrete and the Gilbertson Mitre 10 Mega store. The site is conveniently located for use by both residents and commercial enterprises.

From 1 April 2020 we will be increasing some prices at this Refuse Transfer Station

Our prices have also been reviewed and will increase to reflect:

  • The cost of purchasing emission units as part of the New Zealand Government’s Emission Trading Scheme
  • Increased waste disposal charges
  • Current operating costs and continuing investment into our waste collection network.

For more information and updated pricing please see below:

Restricted Waste

Please note that certain types of waste may not be acceptable at this facility, including, but not limited to:

If you are unsure if your waste materials are accepted at this site please enquire at the weighbridge office before dropping it off. The removal of unloaded and abandoned restricted waste from this site may incur a cost to the person or company responsible for unloading it. Waste Management reserves the right to inspect all loads and reject any load, or part thereof, deemed by staff as unacceptable for disposal at this site. A detailed list of restricted waste items is available on request at the Weighbridge Office

Customers are advised to carefully consider the most suitable, safe and cost effective container to be used when disposing of waste as minimum charges will be applied at the transfer station.

General Household and Commercial waste - Ask our weighbridge staff about batteries, oils, asbestos, gas cylinders, tyres, paint, e-waste, whiteware for the appropriate drop of points on site.

Green Waste – Please note that green waste cannot contain flax, phoenix palm fronds/cabbage tree/leaves, stumps, tree limbs over 100mm diameter, vines, gorse, agapanthus and other noxious plants.  Netting, string/ twine/ wire, steel poles/ stakes, rubbish, hard fill/ clean fill/ concrete/ rocks.

Clean Fill – Public and commercial customers are asked to ensure they separate clean fill waste from other waste materials.  Clean fill cannot contain organic material such as wood, trees, branches, weeds or rubbish, glass, rubber, plastics, metal or exposed steel.

Contaminated green waste, clean fill and recycling material may have to be treated as general waste and charged accordingly or removed from site by the customer. 


Customer Notices

Customers enter at their own risk, no responsibility is accepted for any damage however caused.

Customers must be wearing covered shoes when on-site. 

Persons under the age of 15 years and family pets must remain in vehicles at all times. 

There is a 5km speed limit while on site.

Waste Management also reserve the right to refuse admission.

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday : 8.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Closed : Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day (until 1pm)

Address: 14 Liffiton Street, Gonville


0800 10 10 10

Enquire about our products and services

If your request is urgent you can call us on 0800 10 10 10.

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Thank you for your enquiry. If your request is urgent you can call us on 0800 10 10 10.

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