Christmas and New Year Refuse and Recycling Collections

For two weeks over Christmas and New Year, refuse and recycling collection days are changing. 

As collection times may vary to normal, refuse and recycling bags must be placed out for collection by 8am.

Monday 25 December and      Monday 1 January

Public Holiday - No Collections

Tuesday 26 December and    Tuesday 2 January

Public Holiday - No Collections

Wednesday 27 December and Wednesday 3 January 

Hanmer Springs, Cheviot, Gore Bay and Mt Lyford

Thursday 28 December and  Thursday 4 January

Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield, Leithfield Beach, Greta Valley, Omihi, Motunau Beach, Scargill and Waipara

Friday 29 December and          Friday 5 January

Culverden, Hawarden, Rotherham, Waiau and Waikari

Normal collections resume on 8th January.

Refuse and Recycling Collection - non holiday weeks

Refuse and recycling is collected weekly using a single vehicle and recycling trailer (dual collections).  This is more convenient for service users and helps keep the district tidier.

Monday Collections

Gore Bay, Hanmer Springs and Mt Lyford

Tuesday Collections 

Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield and Leithfield Beach

Wednesday Collections

Cheviot, Greta Valley, Omihi, Motunau Beach, Scargill and Waipara

Thursday Collections

Culverden, Hawarden, Rotherham, Waiau and Waikari

There are no collections on public holidays; changes to collections are advertised on Council's website and Facebook page, in the News and community newsletters.

Only official Hurunui District Council refuse and recycling bags will be collected.  Refuse and recycling not in official Hurunui District Council bags will be stickered and left.  Official refuse and recycling bags can be purchased from the following locations. 

Each refuse bag is $2.50 and 50 cents per recycling bag.  This fee ensures the cost of the bag, its collection and processing or disposal is covered.  Hurunui Council will not collect refuse or recycling in bags provided by or sold by other Councils.

Recycling Collections – Guidelines

Via the recycling collections, it is possible to recycle the following, which must be placed loose in an official Hurunui District Council recycling bag.

Bundles of cardboard and newspapers, which will not fit in the recycling bags should be flattened, tied into secure bundles and taken to the transfer stations. 

Unless in a recycling bag, cardboard will not be collected from the kerbside.

The following must not be put in the recycling bags.

Recycling bags must be securely tied and left at the kerbside boundary or official pickup point by 8am on collection day.  Bags split prior to the contractors arrival and non official bags, are not the crew’s responsibility to clean up.

In Hanmer Springs only, household glass bottles are collected; these must be placed in a Council provided recycling box.  Unless in one of these boxes, glass bottles will not be collected.  Please note:

Refuse Collections – Guidelines

Only official Hurunui District Council refuse bags will be collected.  These must be left at the kerbside boundary of the property or official pickup point by 8am on collection day.  Refuse will not be collected if:

Bags split prior to the contractors arrival and non official Council bags, are not the crew’s responsibility to clean up.

Rural Refuse and Recycling Collections

Rural householders can use the refuse and / or recycling collection service providing official Hurunui Council refuse and recycling bags are used and the collection guidelines followed.  

Unless agreed in advance with Council, official refuse and recycling bags must be left at one of the following drop off points by 8am on collection day only.

Amberley            

Culverden               

Greta Valley            

Hawarden                

Waikari               

Omihi 

Scargill                     

Waipara                    

Note: Only official Hurunui District Council bags will be removed.  Anything else will be deemed illegally dumped under the Litter Act (1979), Sections 14 and 15.