Nelson is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Learn more.
Rubbish collection is operated on a user pays system provided by commercial operators. Learn more.
We run a Nelson Waste Recovery Centre (previously known as the Transfer Station) in Tahunanui, for car, trailer, and small truck loads of waste.
The Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit operates a landfill in York Valley, Bishopdale, for pre-approved commercial operators.
Learn about how to recycle your unwanted items.
Although energy-saving light bulbs are more efficient, they require safe disposal.
The Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan outlines our waste management and minimisation aims, requirements and activities for the region.
The Solid Waste Asset Management Plan ensures solid waste assets are operated and maintained in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.