Rubbish and recycling

When is rubbish and recycling collected?

Am I entitled to rubbish collection?

There is a kerbside rubbish and recycling service for ratepayers who pay for the refuse collection charge in their rates. These include:

  • urban residents
  • some rural residents en route to the transfer station, where it’s safe for the truck to stop; and
  • some coastal properties – Te Awaiti/Tora/White Rock (see below).

I live rurally, can my rubbish be collected?

Rural ratepayers not paying the collection charge in their rates are not entitled to leave rubbish or recycling on the kerbside for collection.

Rural ratepayers can drop recycling off at Transfer Stations/Recycling Centres for free.

When will my rubbish be collected?

Please ensure your rubbish is in Council rubbish bags and on the kerb along with your recycling wheelie bin or crates by 7.30 am on your collection day.

Monday: Pirinoa
Monday:
Te Awaiti/Tora/White Rock (conditions apply)
Tuesday:
Greytown
Wednesday:
Martinborough
Thursday:
Featherston

Where can I purchase official rubbish bags?

Collection rubbish bags can be purchased from the Council Office in Martinborough, our Service Centres at the Featherston and Greytown Libraries, or local supermarkets.

Where are the transfer stations?

Council has four transfer stations to help you recycle unwanted materials.  Only Martinborough station will accept recycling, green waste, e-waste AND general refuse. Dropping off general recycling is free, but there are charges to process green waste and refuse.

Please note: Green waste does not include: flax, bamboo, cabbage tree leaves and ginger root which are not compostable as due to their fibrous and waxy nature they can’t be chopped up in machines and processed. These can only be disposed of as general refuse.

Prohibited items due to fire risk:  Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, discarded emergency flares, hot ashes.

Martinborough Transfer Station

Lake Ferry Road, Martinborough
(1.8 km southwest of Martinborough)
From 1 January 2021:
Wednesday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday:  10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday:  10.00am – 4.00pm
Accepts: Refuse, recycling, green waste and e-waste.

Agricultural recycling only from 1 pm – 3 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  

Disposal of e-waste at Martinborough is free
With the aim of reducing e-waste going to landfill and recovering valuable electronic materials, electronic waste can be disposed of free of charge, at Martinborough transfer station. Note that disposal of damaged or disassembled goods will incur a cost.

Greytown Recycling Station 

32 Cotter Street, Greytown
Tuesday 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Accepts recycling and green waste only

Featherston Recycling Station

60 Johnston Street, Featherston
Thursday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Accepts recycling and green waste only

Pirinoa Recycling Station 

3031 Lake Ferry Road, Featherston (Opposite Warren’s Road)
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday (May to August) 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday (September to April) 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Accepts recycling and green waste only

I do not currently pay to receive rubbish collection, can I be added to the collection route?

If you are not paying for and receiving the service, please enquire to see if you can be added by calling 06 306 9611.

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