Services

Rubbish and recycling facilities

Find your nearest recycling centre or transfer station.

Recycle these items free at all our facilities

  • clean paper and cardboard
  • clean tins and cans
  • clean hard plastics that have the recycling triangle moulded into them
  • empty glass bottles and jars that have had food or drink in them

Please only drop off your recycling during opening hours. We don't want it blowing around. All plastic, metal and glass needs to be thoroughly washed in hot water.

No fly-tipping

Never dump rubbish at our drop off points. We have CCTV cameras in place, and you will risk a $400 illegal dumping fine. Take your rubbish to the privately owned Matthews Ave Transfer Station instead.

Ferguson Street recycling centre

Bring your recycling and e-waste here, including batteries from handheld devices. This facility also accepts household motor oil and children's car seats. All services have resumed, including compost sales.

545-573 Ferguson Street

Hours:
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8am to 4.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 3pm
Anzac Day 1pm to 3pm

Closed on: Good Friday, Christmas Day

Payment: Cash, Eftpos or Paywave

Awapuni resource recovery park

Bring your recycling and green waste here. General waste not accepted. All services have resumed, including compost and mulch sales.

Tip Road, Palmerston North

Hours:
Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 4.30pm
Sundays and public holidays midday to 4pm
Anzac Day 1pm to 4pm

Closed on: Good Friday, Christmas Day

Payment: Cash, Eftpos or Paywave

Ashhurst transfer station

Bring your recycling, green waste and general rubbish here. All services have resumed.

Mulgrave Street

Hours:
Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Payment: Cash, Eftpos or Paywave

Current waste charges at Ashhurst Transfer Station

All fees include GST.

Load size

General rubbish

Green waste

PNCC rubbish bag No charge  
60L rubbish bag (same size as Council bag) $4.50 $2.50
Car boot $45 $10
Station wagon $60 $15
Van or ute $70 $20
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$75 $15
Trailer – up to 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height over 50cm)
$105 $30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(maximum load height 50cm)
$105 $30
Trailer – over 8.5’ x 4.5’
(load height over 50cm)
$155 $60

Trailer plus vehicle: If your vehicle also has rubbish to be disposed of, a vehicle charge will be added to the trailer charge

EnviroWaste transfer station

Palmerston North has one refuse transfer station for general rubbish, which is privately owned and operated by EnviroWaste. There is a fee to use this service, however rubbish in Palmerston North City Council rubbish bags will be accepted for free.

31 Matthews Ave

Hours:
Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm

Phone 06 357 8378