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Council provides a general rubbish collection service, paid for through rates and the purchase of official orange rubbish bags, and a recycling service, paid for through rates. Some commonly asked questions about the service are answered on this page.

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  • Transfer stations: Open to public, bookings essential.
  • Kerbside recycling collection:  Glass, paper and cardboard ONLY. Separate glass from paper and cardboard, do not put glass in a cardboard box. Please put plastic and cans in general rubbish. Full service to include plastic and cans resumes 1 July. For more information about recycling services please read the latest update.
  • Kerbside rubbish collection: Continuing as usual. 
  • New kerbside services: Crate delivery has resumed – find out your delivery date here.
  • Recycling centres: Henderson Road and Blackbridge recycling centres are open for plastic, cans, glass, cardboard, and paper. Bookings essential. Martin Place remains closed
  • Rural rubbish and recycling: Orange rubbish bags can be dropped off to Henderson Road Transfer Station during opening hours – Recycling bins for plastic, cans, glass, cardboard, and paper will be reinstalled at Tutira, Poukawa, and Mararekakaho from Saturday, May 23, and at Waimarama and Pukehamoamoa from the week commencing Monday 25 May.

For more information please download a copy of the COVID-19 Kerbside collections flyer or visit the Council COVID-19 FAQs page and select the ‘Rubbish and recycling’ filter.



RubbishRecycleWhen do I put my rubbish and recycling out?

The when and how . . .

To find out when you should put your rubbish and recycling out for Council collection, enter your address below.

Public holidays

There is no change to Council's rubbish and recycling collections on public holidays.

Missed collection

If your rubbish or recycling has not been collected and does not have a rejection sticker, or the reason for the rejection is not clear, please contact the appropriate contractor.

  • General rubbish: Waste Management
    0800 101010
  • Recycling: Green Sky
    0800 229732


Your household rubbish must be in an official Hastings District Council orange bag (sold at these outlets); be at the kerb by 7.30am on your collection day, each bag must not weigh more than 10 kilos, and not include any of the following items:

  • Garden (green) waste
  • Hot ashes
  • Industrial, commercial or trade waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquid waste


Your clean recycling must be sorted into suitable bins. Recycling needs to be at the kerb by 7.30am on your collection day and be sorted into the following categories:

  • Plastics (bottles stamped 1 and 2), and tin and aluminium cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars

Please do make sure the recycling is clean: bottles, jars, plastics and tins emptied and rinsed. Dirty recycling risks whole batches of product not being able to be recycled and ending up in the landfill.

If it is windy please tie cardboard and paper into a bundle, and sit it on top of your plastic recycling – no-one likes to see recycling blowing down the streets.

Our contractors will leave rubbish containing banned items and unsorted and dirty recycling at the kerb, marked with a rejection sticker.

For much more on recycling see our dedicated recycling page.


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