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The Anamata (Aotea) Community Recycling Centre is where you can drop off unwanted items and materials for reuse and recycling. The aim is to reduce waste to landfill by reusing, re-purposing and recycling as much as possible. The centre has a shop on site, which sells household goods, building materials, and upcycled crafts and treasures. On Aotea, Anamata is responsible for all the recycling on the island. Envirokiwi Community Enterprise, contracted to operate the Community Recycling Centre, transports recyclables off-island for further processing and is also working to explore on-island uses for materials.

Sorted recycling can be dropped to the recycling centre for free.

Gate fees current as of 1 July 2023.

Category / Momo para

Charges / Nga utu

Reusable Items

As accepted

Recyclables (Glass bottles, tins, cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, batteries, printer & toner ink cartridges)


Green Waste / Untreated Wood


60-litre Bag

$6 each

Car boot per load

$22.50 each

Ute, small trailer, van per load

$33.50 each

Large / Tandem trailer per load

$56 each

Larger loads by cubic metre


Green waste including pampas, flax, toetoe, ginger, bamboo, tradescantia, all palms (including cabbage tree) and tree roots by weight

$350 / tonne

Other types of waste


Tyres, car ($13.50 if rim included)

$8.50 each

Tyres, light truck

$22.50 each

Tyres, truck

$66.50 each

TVs, Computers, Household electrical appliances

$22.50 each

Household electrical appliances (small - e.g. toaster or kettle)

$6 each


$28 each

LPG gas bottles

$6 each

Household Hazardous Waste ($5.50 per extra 20L)

Free if less than 20 litres

Unwanted motor vehicles

$84 each

Waste oil, per litre


Anamata (Aotea) Community Recycling Centre

66C Gray Road, Claris, Great Barrier

Ph: (09) 4290 654



Opening hours: 

  • Low Season (early February to late December):
    • 9am to 4pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
    • 10am to 3pm on Saturdays
  • Peak Season (19 December 2022 to 4 February 2023):  
    • 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and
    • 10am to 3pm on Saturdays
  • Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays.