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Important Notice: Discontinuation of prepay general waste bag collection service as of 31 December 2020

From 31 December 2020, Waste Management will no longer provide a kerbside residential waste bag collection service.  Waste Management refuse bag sticker users are advised to use all purchased stickers before, or no later than, 31 December 2020.  

From 31 December 2020, Waste Management prepaid stickers will no longer be accepted at the Midtown Refuse Transfer Station. Bags will continue to be accepted at the transfer station but all bags will be charged at the price displayed.  

The Midtown Refuse Transfer Station is a cash free site, Eftpos and credit card transactions only.

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.

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 25 December

Collections completed Saturday 26 Decemeber

Saturday 26 December

Collections as usual

Friday 1 January

Collections completed Saturday 2 January

Saturday 2 January

Collections as usual

Saturday 6 February

Collections as usual

Friday 2 April Collections completed Saturday 3 April