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Services for Local Government

We work with Councils of all sizes across New Zealand and have been offering a variety of services to Local Government for over twenty years.

We work hard for our partner Councils to provide cost-effective and tailored service delivery solutions that match the individuality and diversity of our country's numerous districts and jurisdictions.

We have contracts with the following Councils to deliver these services:
  • Auckland (Rodney Kerbside Recycling Service)
  • Buller -  (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collections, RTS Management)
  • Eastern Waikato Shared Services with Hauraki, Thames-Coromandel and Matamata Piako (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collections, RTS Management)
  • Manawatu/Rangitikei (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection, RTS Management)
  • North Waikato (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection)
  • Rotorua  (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection and RTS Management)
  • Tauranga City -  (Litter Bins, Parks and Reserves, Vegetation Control)
  • Tasman - (Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection and RTS Management)
  • Thames-Coromandel (Litter Bins, Cemeteries, Parks and Reserves and Public Conveniences)
  • Queenstown and Wanaka (Kerbside Recycling Collection, Litter Bins)
  • Waipa (Kerbside Recycling Collection)

For more information about how we can help your communities, please contact Managing Director Grahame Christian.


We operate in a constantly evolving industry, and our philosophy of continuously seeking improvements for our clients is well-known. 

In addition, being privately owned, we have the scale, the size and the agility to innovate focussing on providing Councils with a unique and innovative model of partnership.

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Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

The company currently operates large MRF’s in Queenstown, East Waikato (Kopu), Rotorua and Tasman. We have also built small local MRFs to process the Manawatu & Buller recyclables we collect.

Unlike our major competition we do not own landfills or have waste tonne swap deals in place, which means we truly focus on reducing what residual waste ends up going to the landfill.

Litter & Refuse Collection

Smart has been involved in litter and refuse collection services for well over a decade.  We understand what is required to ensure a litter free environment and the countless benefits this gives to our clients and the community.

Please click here to view the Council Kerbside Collections we undertake.

Parks & Reserves

We undertake parks and reserves work for clients throughout New Zealand including central and local government authorities, schools, commercial companies and sportsfields.

Our love of New Zealand’s unique environment has left its mark on the areas our parks and reserves people take care of every day.

Loose Litter & Litter Bin Emptying

Loose litter is prevalent in many areas and our country's natural beauty and environment is diminished by carelessly tossed trash. 

We empty more than 2000 litter bins on a daily basis, 365 days per year up to three times each day. 

Refuse Transfer Stations

Smart operate some 28 Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS’s) with the majority on a journey to be converted to Resource Recovery Centres (RRC’s) in line with our company’s overall resource recovery focus.

We are working hard with several councils to adjust site layouts, incorporate the ability to segregate resources on drop off and install more effective recycling loops. 
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Litter Bins Queenstown
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Tasman Refuse Transfer Station, Richmond, NELSON

About us 

Smart Environmental is New Zealand’s largest privately owned leader in waste, recycling and resource recovery solutions. 100% Kiwi owned and operated with over 20 years experience. 

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Contact Information


Postal Address

PO Box 59041
Mangere Bridge
New Zealand