Locations and Opening Times

All Hurunui Council transfer stations are closed on public holidays.

Amberley - 52 Grays Road.

  • Monday - 10am to 4pm.
  • Tuesday - Closed.
  • Wednesday - 10am to 4pm.
  • Thursday - 10am to 4pm.
  • Friday - 10am to 4pm.
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm.

Out of hours recycling facilities for cans, paper, card, glass bottles, plastic bottles and containers are at the gate for when the site closes.  Ensure recycling is clean, loose and no lids are left on bottles.

Cheviot - 91 Seddon Street. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - 10am to 1pm.
Culverden - 68 St Leonard’s Road.
  • Monday - 2pm to 4pm.
  • Friday - 2pm to 4pm.
  • Sunday - 2pm - 4pm.

Out of hours recycling facilities for glass bottles only (non-commercial).  Please ensure no lids on glass bottles, prior to bringing them to the drop off.

637 Hanmer Springs - near the river bridge. Winter opening hours - 1st May to 31st August.
  • Wednesday - 1pm to 4pm.
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm.
  • Sunday - 10am to 1pm.
Summer opening hours- 1st September to 30th April.
  • Wednesday- 1pm to 4pm.
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm.
  • Saturday - 1pm to 4pm.
  • Sunday - 10am to 1pm.

Out of hours recycling facilities for cans, paper, card, plastic bottles and containers are at the gates.

Waiau - 116 Rotherham Road North - by the river bridge.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday - 10am to midday. 

Out of hours recycling facilities for glass bottles only (non-commercial).  Please ensure no lids are left on glass bottles, prior to bringing them to the drop off.

Recycling Outside Transfer Station Hours. 

Council provides recycling bins at the locations below.

Via these glass bottles (no lids), clean food and drink cans, newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, telephone directories, junk mail, office waste paper, cardboard, egg boxes and clean plastic bottles (no lids) can be recycled.

Larger volumes and commercial loads of recycling (including glass) should not placed into the recycling bins due to limited space, but delivered to the transfer stations during opening hours.

Transfer Station - Recycling. 

It is possible to recycle the following via all transfer stations, unless stated.

Food, drink and pet food cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard must be clean and not contained in sacks or bags when put in the recycling containers at Amberley and Hanmer Springs transfer stations. 

Cardboard must be flat and tied into secure bundles not exceeding 7kgs to be recycled via Cheviot, Culverden and Waiau transfer stations.

Plastic shopping bags, polystyrene meat trays, plant pots, bale wrap and plastic strapping are NOT recyclable. 

Paint can be taken for no charge for re-use; please ask on site.

Green Waste Recycling. 

The following green wastes are accepted at the transfer stations. 

Old and dried out green waste is not accepted.  Green waste not accepted and charged as general waste includes the following.

Household Cleanfill - Amberley Transfer Station.

The following are accepted at Amberley transfer station as cleanfill.   Cleanfill must be weighed in and is chargeable.  An asbestos clearance certification will be required and must be provided if requested.

For commercial sized loads, please contact Council in advance.  There are restrictions on the volumes accepted.  Prior contact will minimise the risk of loads being declined.

Material. Extra Information.
Asphalt (cured). Weathered (cured)  asphalt is acceptable.  When asphalt is exposed to the elements, the oily surface will go and the asphalt is considered inert.
Bricks. Inert.
Ceramics. Inert.
Concrete – un-   reinforced. Inert material.  Ensure all other attached materials are removed.
Concrete –reinforced. Reinforced concrete is acceptable providing protruding reinforcing steel is cut off at the concrete face before arriving at the transfer station.
Glass - excludes glass bottles. Inert.
Road sub-base. Inert.
Soils, rock, gravel,   sand, clay, etc. Acceptable only if free of contamination.
Tiles (clay, concrete   or ceramic). Inert.

E-Waste Recycling. 

E-waste and televisions are accepted for recycling at all Hurunui transfer stations and needs to remain separate from the other waste and recycling being brought to the transfer station.  On arrival, please speak to a staff member.

The following are accepted.

AC adapters and chargers. Fax machines. Network, data and slave cables.
Apple computers (mac). Freeview boxes. PC mother boards and servers.
Cell phones and chargers. Game consoles and controls. Photocopiers, printers and scanners.
CD-roms and floppy drives. Hard drives. Power supply leads and three pin plugs.
Circuit boards - all grades. Keyboard / mouse. Stereos and car stereos.
Computer monitors Kitchen appliances (metal only) Telecom boards
CPU cards and processors Laptops Telephones and telephone switches
DVD and video players Memory sticks and modems Televisions

Is there anything not accepted at the Transfer Stations? 

Commercial volumes of polystyrene (polystyrene limited to a small trailer), medical waste, needles, hazardous waste, ashes, large bundles of wire, commercial volumes of tyres, sealed drums or containers, asbestos and tree stumps are not accepted.  Contact Council for help disposing of these.

Should wire be brought to the transfer stations, notify staff on arrival, to enable the quantity requiring disposal to be checked and determined if acceptable.

Commercial waste operators, skips, demolition and cleanfill waste is only permitted at Amberley transfer station. 

The Safe Management of Asbestos. 

Asbestos is not accepted at Hurunui transfer stations.  For information on managing, identifying and disposing of asbestos, visit the asbestos aware website.


Discounted Bokashi Composting Kits, Compost-Zing and Pet Waste Composting Kits.

There are available at Amberley transfer station for the prices below. 

They can also be purchased via Hanmer Springs, Amuri and Cheviot libraries, by ordering, paying in advance and collecting a couple of days later.

Bokashi Composting Kits. Discounted Price
10 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing). $38.80
15 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing). $41.10
Compost-Zing per 1kg bag. $6.80
Pet Waste Composting Kits and Starter Discounted Price
Pet Waste Composting Kit (kit and one bag of starter) $48.00
1 x bag of starter mix $12.00