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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 are, what you can take to them, and when they are open.

Henderson Road Transfer Station
Blackbridge Transfer Station

Henderson Road Transfer Station

Address: 121 Henderson Road, Hastings
Phone: 06 871 5000 (Hastings District Council Customer Services)

Henderson Road Transfer Station hours:

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

Address: Blackbridge Transfer Station, Mill Road, Haumoana.
Phone: 0800 258 246 or 06 870 0844 (Bin Hire Company)

Blackbridge Transfer Station is operated by an independent contractor (Bin Hire Company) and not Hastings District Council.

Blackbridge Transfer Station hours

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

Transfer Station Locations map

What is a transfer station? 

A transfer station is a place that accepts and treats waste before it is taken to a landfill or recycling facility. The public and waste collection businesses and can bring waste items not suitable for kerbside collection to transfer stations.

There are two transfer stations in Hastings district; Henderson Road Transfer Station (Flaxmere) and Blackbridge Transfer Station (Haumoana).

What can I take to a transfer station?

Fees apply to dispose of:

  • Green waste (Garden waste and lawn clippings)
  • Household waste
  • Timber
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Electronic recycling (Henderson Road Transfer Station only - see fees here)
  • Tyres

Items free of charge:

  • Recycling - Paper & cardboard, glass, plastic (types 1, 2 & 5) & cans
    (Household only, not commercial business)
    Sort your recycling into the green shipping containers
  • Gas bottles
  • Scrap metal (Henderson Road Transfer Station only)
  • Washing machines, dryers, ovens, microwaves
  • Household and car batteries
  • Waste oil - free up to 20L, 20c per litre thereafter (Henderson Road Transfer Station only)
  • Quality second hand items (Henderson Road Transfer Station only)

Got lots of garden waste?

Both of our transfer stations accept garden waste (also called green waste). Garden waste needs to be kept separate from other waste, so it can be composted. The cost of getting rid of garden waste at a transfer station is cheaper than general rubbish.

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

Not sure where to take your item?

Check our online A-Z Waste Guide or give our customer services team a call on 06 871 5000.

Refuse Transfer Station

Refuse Transfer Station Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

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)$391.00 
Green waste (per tonne)$149.50 
Fridge freezer (to drop off)$10.00 
Tyre - Car (each)$8.00 
Tyre - Truck (each)$40.00 
Tyres - Tractor and Large$60.00 
Baby Seats (each)$10.00 
Min Charge$283.50 
Per Tonne$2,190.30 
Min Charge$12.00 
Per Tonne$253.00 

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$10.00 
Per Tonne$372.00 
Green Waste
Mini Charge$8.00 
Per Tonne$96.00 
Min Charge$283.50 
Per Tonne$2,100.00 
Car Tyre$10.00 
Truck Tyre$38.00 
Tractor Tyre$58.00 
Fridge / Freezer
Small Trailer$55.00 
Large Trailer$100.00 


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