Refuse Transfer Stations

Refuse Transfer Stations

The Hastings district refuse transfer stations (RTS) are depots for the public to dispose of their general waste, garden waste and recycling. At the district’s two transfer stations, garden waste (or ‘Green Waste’) is gathered and trucked to the region’s composting plant – BioRich in Napier. General Waste is transferred to Omarunui Landfill, and recyclables are shipped off to their respective beneficiaries.

Both transfer stations incur a fee for disposal of general waste and green waste. Recycling and orange bag drop-off are free. There is a discount for 100% green waste loads.

Henderson Rd and Blackbridge both allow you to recycle your old car batteries, televisions, white ware and an assortment of household goods. Henderson Road also accepts used motor oil.


Blackbridge Refuse Transfer Station

Privately managed and operated by Phoenix Contracting Ltd.

Mill Road, Clive. Payment by cash or cheque

Opening Hours

  • Mondays - 7.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 5pm
  • Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day


Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station

Henderson Road, Hastings. Payment by cash, cheque or EFTPOS.

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 Year’s 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