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Recycling and Transfer StationsTaupuni whakawhiti para

Council provides a number of options for those not on the kerbside collection route. On this page you can find out where the transfer stations and the recycling drop-off facilities are, what you can take to them, and when they are open.

Rubbish Recycling L2Rubbish and recycling at Alert Level 2

  • There is no change to Council rubbish wheelie bin and recycling crate kerbside collections.
  • Public recycling stations are OPEN. This includes rural green bins and recycling at the transfer stations. You must wear a face mask, keep a 2 metre distance from others and scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app.
  • Henderson Road and Blackbridge Refuse Transfer Stations are OPEN. No booking required. Cashless payments are preferred. You must wear a face mask, keep a 2 metre distance from other people and scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes at both sites. Please be patience if there is queues of traffic and follow the directions of staff on-site.
  • The Reuse shop at Henderson Road will remain closed for sales, but goods can be dropped off.
  • Residents without a kerbside rubbish collection can drop Council official orange rubbish bags for free to either the Blackbridge or Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station. Council official orange rubbish bags can be purchased at either site.

henderson roadRecycling

If you miss your weekly kerbside recycling collection or live outside of the collection area, there are a number of ways to get rid of your easily recyclable items.

Within the urban area there are three options:

  • Blackbridge Transfer Station, Clive
    • Open Thursdays to Mondays: 8am to 4.30pm. Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • Henderson Rd Transfer Station, Flaxmere
    • Open Mondays to Saturdays: 7.45am to 4.30pm; Sundays and public holidays: 9.45am to 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.
  • Waimarama Domain, Waimarama
    • Open seven days a week; unfenced

In our rural areas Council has set up a Green Bin recycling scheme. This works with the assistance of members of the communities who advise when the bins require emptying. The are in:

  • Tutira
  • Poukawa
  • Maraekakaho
  • Waimarama
  • Waipatiki (Summer)

Got lots of green waste?

Drop-off points for green waste are:

  • Blackbridge Transfer Station, Clive
  • Henderson Rd Transfer Station, Flaxmere

The cost (see fees and charges at the bottom of this page) of getting rid of green waste at a transfer station is cheaper than general rubbish, so it makes sense to keep it separate. Keeping it separate allows Council to ensure it goes to a commercial composting company – which means it does not go into the landfill.

There is also a commercial company that accepts residential green waste in Awatoto, Napier. For the details see: BioRich.


In Hastings, general rubbish is accepted for a fee (see fees and charges at the bottom of this page) at:

  • Blackbridge Transfer Station, Clive
  • Henderson Rd Transfer Station, Flaxmere

Transfer Station hours

Henderson Road Transfer Station

  • OPEN Monday to Saturday - 7.45am - 4.30pm
  • OPEN Sunday and public holidays - 9.45am - 4.30pm
  • CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Blackbridge Transfer Station

  • OPEN Thursday - Monday, 8am - 4.30pm
  • CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday.
  • CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Transfer Station Locations map

Refuse Transfer Station

Refuse Transfer Station Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Refuse Transfer Station Charges - Henderson Road Fee (incl GST)
Note: The weight will be calculated by weighing all vehicles (including trailers) in and out of the transfer station
Minimum Charge General Refuse$12.00 
Minimum Charge Green Waste$8.00 
Rubbish weight (per tonne)$295.55 
Green waste (per tonne)$117.30 
Fridge freezer (to drop off)$10.00 
Tyre - Car (each)$8.00 
Tyre - Truck (each)$15.00 
Tyres - Tractor and LargeNot accepted 

Refuse Transfer Station Charges - Black Bridge Fee (incl GST)
Note: Please note that Blackbridge is operated by an independent contractor (Bin Hire & Co. Phone No. 0800 258 246 ) and not HDC. The rates listed below are not definitive but based on best available information supplied.
General Rubbish
Min Charge$8.00 
Per Tonne$279.50 
Green Waste
Mini Charge$8.00 
Per Tonne$89.90 
Min Charge$283.50 
Per Tonne$2,047.00 
Car Tyre$10.00 
Truck Tyre$20.00 
Tractor Tyre$50.00 
Fridge / Freezer
Small Trailer$45.00 
Large Trailer$90.00 


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