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Refuse collection service

Rubbish collection is operated on a user pays system provided by commercial operators.

The 65 litre “blue bags” used for kerbside collection are sold and collected by Betta bins.  These can be purchased at most supermarkets.

Can Plan also offer a 65L bag (white and green) sale and collection service. The white and green bags can be purchased from Can Plan.

If your miss your collection day, Bettabin bags can be dropped at the Pascoe Street Transfer Station, free of charge. Otherwise please contact your service provider directly.

Two companies offer a rubbish bag collection service; both are user-pays systems. Please contact them directly for all information, including collection days.


Smart Environmental
Tel:  0800 123 221

Can Plan

23 Forests Road
Nelson 7011
Phone: 547 0642

General refuse wheelie bin collections

The companies listed below offer a range of bin collection services. Please contact them directly to find out what they offer:

Can Plan

23 Forests Road
Nelson 7011
Phone: 547 0642

EnviroWaste Services Limited

6 Dayson Place
Stoke 7011
Phone: 547 5669

Waste Management

36 Venice Place
Nelson 7010
Phone: 548 1166

For missed bags/collections, please refer directly to the service provider. 

Kerbside recycling

Kerbside recycling is easy and will save you money. Learn more in our recycling section.