Waste Management

The Rarotonga Waste Facility

Infrastructure Cook Islands manages the Rarotonga Waste Facility. The facility has an engineered landfill, septage treatment ponds and disposal fields and a recycling centre where recyclables are baled and packed for shipping overseas.

The facility accepts general mixed household waste (non-toxic), recyclable plastics, aluminium cans, tin food cans, and glass from homes and businesses on Rarotonga mainly via the roadside collection but some businesses regularly deliver their waste and recyclables. We also accept whiteware, e-waste, organic waste and hazardous waste. See our waste fees below.

Staff sorting recyclables on the conveyor belt
The Recycling Centre
Tin food cans baled (compacted) for shipping offshore

Landfill tipping fees during working hours (Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm)

Landfill tipping fees after working hours

Recyclable waste drop off fees during working hours (Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm)

Recyclable waste drop off fees after hours

Liquid waste disposal fees during working hours (Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm)

Liquid waste disposal fees after hours

Fees for disposal of other waste streams

The facility does not have the facilities to receive gaseous and chemical waste at this time, apart from those listed above, however we are working to be able to accept all kinds of waste and a refund system to incentivise sorting and return. Read more about where we are headed here.

If you would like to organise a visit to the Rarotonga Waste Facility, call 29039.