WBOP council offices to close over Christmas

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Western Bay of Plenty residents and holidaymakers are encouraged to be summer savvy and plan ahead with key Council services over the Christmas break.

Council will close all its offices and libraries from 12pm Thursday, 24 December 2020 and open again from 8am Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

If you have any enquiries you can still call 0800 WBOPDC (0800 926 732) at any time as our phones are staffed 24/7, says a spokesperson for the council.

Alternatively, email

For all information on summer services available including library hours, kerbside rubbish, recycling and greenwaste drop-off check out Council’s dedicated summer information web page -

"There will be no kerbside rubbish collections on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

"These days both fall on the normal kerbside collection for the Katikati and Aongatete area. If you live in these areas, please put you rubbish bin or green bag out on the alternative Saturdays (26 December and 2 January)."

All other collection days around the District remain as normal.

"If you miss the kerbside rubbish collection over this period, approved Environmental Green Bins rubbish bags will be accepted at Council’s Athenree Recycling Centre (Waihi Beach).

"The web page also includes information on Council’s freedom camping spots and regulations, dog control and alcohol bans.

"Please remember that there are year-round 24/7 alcohol bans in Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke.

"If you’re lighting fires in the District over summer please check out the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) website before you light as you will require a permit. Rural fire permits are free and can be applied for online at

"Western Bay of Plenty District Council wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas and summer break with whānau and friends."

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