Papakura to See Orange – With Garbage (Bags)

New standard pre-pay bags on the way


From Auckland Council:

Papakura residents ‘seeing orange’ with new rubbish bag

 Papakura residents will be ‘seeing orange’ from 1 November when Auckland Council changes over to a new regional orange rubbish bag with options that will cost people less.

The new-look pre-paid bag will be introduced in Waitākere, North Shore and Franklin at the same time as Papakura, moving Auckland a step closer to more consistent, more convenient rubbish services at a lower price.

“Having a single colour, design and price for pre-paid rubbish bags makes good sense. We’re not announcing the price yet but it will be competitive, which is even better news for our customers,” says Waste Solutions Manager Ian Stupple.

“With bags on supermarket shelves in all of these areas and at outlets in Auckland’s CBD, it is easier than ever for customers to use our service.”


People will have a choice of two sizes – 40L and 60L – and either single bags or packs of five to suit their households’ needs.

Supermarkets will stock the new orange bag instead of the red bag from November, but residents with old stock should not be worried – the council will still pick up the old bag for several more months as people use up their supplies.

The new orange bag features a new design to show how it is ‘the bag that gives back’. Bag sales help to fund other waste and environmental services in local communities.


There is no change to how rubbish is currently disposed of in Auckland central, Manukau or Rodney. The new orange bags will also be sold at stores in Auckland’s inner CBD to give inner city residents the option to buy a refuse bag if they run out of their existing stock of red bags.In coming years, the council plans to transition to a ‘pay as you throw’ rubbish bin service throughout the Auckland region.


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Further Information


All rateable properties in Auckland are charged a waste management targeted rate, which funds waste management and minimisation services such as recycling and inorganic services in that area. Areas where rubbish collection is funded through bag sales will have a lower waste management rate.



Load of rubbish I say 😉
(yes a pun)