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.
The Hastings District and Napier City councils operate the Omarunui Landfill, situated at Omarunui Rd.
The landfill is only open to commercial operators/contractors with a Waste Disposal Licence - it's not open to the public. Members of the public should take their waste to one of the local Refuse Transfer Stations.
HazMobile lets you dispose of your household hazardous waste, for free. This year the collection will be in Hastings at the Hastings Sports Centre on Saturday 8 November and in Napier on Sunday 9 November.
A hazardous substance is any substance that may be explosive, flammable, able to oxidise, corrosive, toxic or eco-toxic. Most of us use hazardous substances every day at home and at work. Unwanted hazardous substances should not be disposed of with general rubbish - the annual Hazmobile collection is a safe and easy way to dispose of such waste.
The Hawke's Bay Environment Centre are your one stop shop for disposing of your electronic waste. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is obsolete, broken or end-of-life electrical devices such as computers, fans, phones, printers and televisions.