Recycling has resumed as normal under Alert Level 2. The Nelson Waste Recovery Centre (previously the Transfer Station) on Pascoe Street is now open and operating its usual hours. All payments must be contactless, cash will not be accepted. Contact tracing will be required for entry to any part of the site, including the recording of vehicle license plates. Please avoid bringing extra passengers.
The public recycling drop-off is also open again. Physical distancing and masks will be required when unloading.
The reuse shop will be open for customers to item drop off and shopping; and with physical distancing and sanitisation measures.
Rubbish collection and disposal
Council's refuse collection service, the transfer station, and the landfill.
Greenwaste is best recycled by composting.
Learn about Council's public wastewater (sewerage) system.
Tell Council about any problem with a street, facility, or water system.
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How to dispose of your refrigerator responsibly
Impact on our climate could be considerably reduced by the responsible disposal of fridges at the end of their usable life.
To find out more about how to reduce or avoid waste check out our Rethink Waste section.
Electrical waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing type of waste in the world. In New Zealand, we generate around 80,000 tonnes per year!
Alternatives to Landfill
Want to keep stuff out of the rubbish? Check out our handy guide on alternatives to landfill for a whole range of items.