Refuse Transfer Stations

A refuse transfer station (RTS) is a place where the public, including businesses and industries, can dispose of their waste. They are a station where refuse is stored prior to its transfer from the city to the rural landfill.

The Hastings district has two RTSs; Blackbridge on the way to Haumoana, and Henderson Road in Flaxmere.

Both transfer stations allow you to recycle your old car batteries, an assortment of household goods, and drop your green waste separately so that it is composted and not sent to landfill.Henderson Road also accepts used motor oil.

The two transfer stations combined handle around 30,000 tonnes of refuse each year.

Both transfer stations have free recycling depots and separate areas for green waste. There is a discount for 100% green waste loads.

Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station

Henderson Road, Hastings. Payment by cash or EFTPOS.
Map (via Google Maps)

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday - 7.45am to 4.30pm
Sunday and public holidays 9.45am to 4.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Day

Blackbridge Refuse Transfer Station

Privately managed and operated by Phoenix Contracting Ltd.

Mill Road, Clive. Payment by cash or EFTPOS
Map (via Google Maps)

Opening Hours

Mondays - 7.30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 5pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Day


View the Refuse Transfer Station Charges page for the current list.


For more information, contact the Waste Minimisation Team on phone (06) 871 5000 or email