Rubbish and recycling facilities

We are still collecting kerbside rubbish and recycling during alert level 4. However all our facilities are closed. This includes dropoff points for bottles, boxes and other recyclables.

We'd really appreciate it if you can hang on to things like e-waste, green waste and any big recycling items until the lockdown is over and we return to normal business. 

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

Ferguson Street recycling centre

Bring your recycling and e-waste here, including batteries from handheld devices.

545-573 Ferguson Street

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

Eftpos available.

Awapuni resource recovery park

Bring your recycling and green waste here. General waste not accepted.

Tip Road, Palmerston North

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

Eftpos available.

Ashhurst transfer station

Bring your recycling, green waste and general rubbish here.

Mulgrave Street

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

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Eftpos available.

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

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

Phone 06 357 8378