Nelson Waste Recovery Centre
The Council runs a Nelson Waste Recovery Centre (previously known as the Transfer Station) in Vivian Place, off Pascoe Street, Tahunanui, for car, trailer, and small truck loads of waste.
There are restrictions on hazardous waste that will be accepted. Please call 546 0200 for more information.
From 1 November 2021, items with a battery will no longer be accepted as refuse at the Waste Recovery Centre. More information on how to dispose of e-waste items with a battery can be found on our e-waste recycling page.
For information on where loose batteries can be dropped off free of charge, please visit our Battery Disposal Guidelines page.
|Days||Hours of operation*|
|Monday – Saturday||8.00am - 4.30pm|
|Sunday and public holidays||10.00am – 4.30pm|
|Anzac day||1.00pm – 4.30pm|
|Christmas Eve||8.00am – 2.30pm|
|Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Day||CLOSED|
|* Entry gates are closed to vehicles 4.20pm every day|
|General reuse bag (up to 65 litres, maximum of 3)||$5|
|0-0.5m³ (car boot) Minium charge for 0.5m³||$35|
|Thereafter per m³||$68|
|Hardfill and demolition per m³||$300|
|Bag Up to 65 litre, maximum of 3||$4|
|up to 0.5m3 Car boot (excluding wagons). Minimum charge 0.5M3||$17|
|0.5 to 1m3 Wagon, small trailer||$38|
|1M3 to 1.5m3||$52|
|1.5M3 to 2m3||$76|
|Thereafter per m3||$38|
|Residential quantities of tyres||
from 1 July 2021
Tyres - Car
$10 per tyre
Tyres - Truck
$29 per tyre
Tyres - On rim
$22 per tyre
Tyres - tractor or similar, off rim
$100 per tyre
Tyres (shredded) per m³
Hazardous Waste - household only
Asbestos will not be accepted at the Transfer Station.
|0 - 2kg (household only-per load)||Free|
|thereafter (household only)||$2.00 per kg|
The Council operates a landfill in York Valley, Bishopdale, but only for commercial operators and compacted loads from the Transfer Station. Learn more and see the pricing.