Kerbside rubbish and recycling collections


Collection days

View your recycling collection days here.


Often there is stigma around how to recycle. Explore the links below to learn more about the correct recycling practices.

Paper Bottles Green Waste Plastic

Presenting your recycling

Place your kerbside recycling in shopping bags or small crates. Large containers like wheelie bins won’t be picked up due to the health and safety risk they pose to the recycling collectors.

Green Bins

Hastings District Council’s Green Bin recycling containers can be found in multiple areas around the district. These bins provide an effective recycling system that is user friendly, safe and easy to maintain. Once full, these bins are loaded up on the back of a hook truck for straightforward transportation and emptying. Find these centres in;

  • Martin Place, Havelock North
  • Waimarama Domain
  • Blackbridge Transfer Station, Clive
  • Pukehamoamoa
  • Tutira
  • Poukawa
  • Maraekakaho (in development)


Collection Dates

View your collection dates HERE.

Orange rubbish bags

Hastings District Council rubbish collectors only accept kerbside refuse in orange council rubbish bags. Private wheelie bin operators are separate from council services. Official 40 and 60 litre orange bags can be purchased at any one of the registered sellers on the list below. This is a user-pays system where you pay only for what you throw away. The cost of the bag covers the cost of disposal at landfill. The targeted rate covers cost of the collection truck to go around streets to collect. There is free Orange bag disposal at the Henderson Road and Blackbridge Transfer Stations.

Bags should be placed on the kerbside by 7:30am on your collection day. The maximum acceptable weight for any bag is 10kg, however there is no limit to the number of official bags you can put out for collection each week.

Bags will not be accepted if they contain:

It is illegal to place your rubbish outside another property.

Silver Birch Dairy

185 Main Rd


Clive 4 Square

198 Main Rd


Flaxmere New World

5288 Swansea St


Flaxmere Library

16 Swansea Rd


Scott Drive 4 Square

29 Scott Drive


Sunrise Superette

1 Poole St


Hastings District Council

207 Lyndon Rd East


Raureka Dairy

899 Gordon Rd


Mitre 10 Mega Hastings

614 Karamu Rd North


Mahora 4 Square

525 Frederick St


Hastings City Pak’n Save

602 Heretaunga St West


Hastings City New World

400 Heretaunga St East


Raureka LOTTO superette

913 Gordon Rd


Latern Light Dairy

509 Grove Rd


Eastend 4 Square

1112 Heretaunga St East


Countdown Hastings

Cnr Nelson & Queen St West


Cape View 4 Square

12 Clifton Rd


Havelock North New World

Porter Drive

Havelock North

Havelock North library

30 Te Mata Rd

Havelock North

Te Mata 4 Square

171 Te Mata Rd

Havelock North

Napier City Pak’n save

25 Munroe St


Countdown Carlyle

36 Carlyle St


Bay View 4 Square

9 Hill Rd


Waimarama Store

20 Airini Rd


Caltex Karamu Rd

Karamu Rd


Countdown Napier

Cnr Munroe and Dickens Streets Napier


Contact us

For more information contact Hastings District Council phone (06) 871 5000 or email