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Waste Management continues to provide normal services but with additional safety standards in place to protect our customers, the wider community and our team.
If you are attending our sites, please follow the instructions of our team and be prepared for any safety changes necessary to meet social distancing, hygiene and contact tracing requirements.

Discontinuation of residential bag collection service

We are discontinuing our residential bag collection service from 31 December 2020.

This follows a review which found the service is: 
•    Not environmentally friendly as it uses single use plastic bags which end up in landfill
•    Detrimental to the Whanganui environment as the bags are prone to splitting, spilling waste on the streets
•    Dangerous for the Waste Management team as the service requires a runner, heavy lifting and exposure to hidden sharp objects
•    Very inefficient as our team needs to go down every street, every week looking for bags.

This change in service does not impact

To replace plastic bag collections, we are pleased to offer Whanganui customers our newly launched PayAsUGO wheelie bin service. This service lets customers choose how often they want their waste collected, with no fixed contract or minimum monthly spend. With PayAsUGO you only pay when your bin is emptied.

Alternatively, you can choose WMGO, a lower priced wheelie bin service, that is ideal for households with regular waste.

Service availability varies across the Whanganui region.

Your options are below:

Safety is everthing

Set and Forget

Introducing WMGO



 Pay monthly or annually.


 Lower price option.


  Receive notifications.


  View bin collections anytime.

Get started with WMGO
Safety is everthing


Introducing PayAsUGO



 Flexibility with no commitments.


 Pause your scheduled collection.


  Receive notifications.


  View bin collections anytime.

Get Started with Pay As U GO


Residential Kerbside collection services information for  2020 public holiday season: 

Scheduled collection day

Actual collection day

Friday 10 April  Good Friday

Saturday 11 April Easter Saturday

Monday 13  April   Easter Monday

Monday 13  April Easter Monday

Monday 27 April ANZAC Monday-ised

Monday 27 April ANZAC Day Observance

Monday 1 June  Queens Birthday

Monday 1 June  Queens Birthday

Monday 26 October   Labour Day

Monday 26 October   Labour Day


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Residential General Waste Bag Collection Service Change

From 1 July 2019 the wholesale price of General Waste bag collection stickers will increase.

This reflects:

  • The increased cost of purchasing emission units as part of the New Zealand Government’s Emission Trading Scheme;
  • Increased waste disposal charges; and
  • Current operating costs and continuing investment to provide a waste bag collection service.

Retailers will continue to set the price you will pay for a sticker.

The physical sticker will not change, they will look exactly the same as previously.

Stickers can be purchased at the following outlets:

  • Abbot Street Dairy, 51 Abbot St, Gonville, Whanganui 4501
  • Caltex Victoria Avenue, 241 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, 4500
  • Challenge Castlecliff, 9 Cross St, Castlecliff, Whanganui 4501
  • Countdown Trafalgar, 100 Taupo Quay, Whanganui, 4500
  • Countdown Victoria Avenue, 433 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, 4500
  • Eastside Dairy, 63 Jones St, Wanganui East, Whanganui 4500
  • Fordell Garage, 1181 NO 2 Line, Durie Hill, Whanganui
  • Four Square Aramoho,138 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500
  • Four Square Castlecliff, 2 Bryce St, Castlecliff, Whanganui 4501
  • Four Square Eastbrook, 77 Moana Street, Wanganui East, Whanganui 4500
  • Four Square Riverview, 59 Anzac Parade, Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500
  • Four Square St. Johns, 15 Great North Road, St John's Hill, Whanganui 4501
  • New World, 374 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, 4500
  • Pak'nSAVE, 167 Glasgow St, Whanganui, 4500
  • Rock Gas, 73 Putiki Dr, Putiki, Whanganui 4500
  • Supervalue, 47 Abbot St, Gonville, Whanganui 4501
  • Z Dublin Street, 14 Dublin St, Whanganui, 4500

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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