About 70% of the rubbish in our rubbish bags could be reused or recycled. Around 30% of the rubbish going into the Transfer Stations could also be recycled.
Each CHB urban household has been issued with a black plastic 60 litre recycling bin. To replace your recycling bin costs $22.00. Please put your recycling on the kerbside for collection:
Waipukurau Residents except Ruataniwha St Businesses
- Mondays from 7.30am
- Wednesdays from 7.30am ( see map for affected area)
- Fridays from 7:30am
- There is no longer a requirement to put recycling into supermarket bags as the recycling contractors will separate items at the recovery centre.
- Separate your bottles from your other recycling. Put all non-bottle recycling into your recycling bin. Glass bottles can be placed in a separate container, box or crate or on top of your other recycling.
- All rigid plastic bottles/packaging numbered 1-6 are now accepted for recycling.
- Do NOT include polystyrene, meat trays, cling wrap, plastic bags or plastic toys.
- Squash cans and plastic bottles to make more room.
- If your recycling is not picked up, a pink or orange sticker will give the reason why e.g. The products were not clean and were therefore unhygienic OR there was broken glass etc.
- Recycling bins are available from your nearest CHBDC Service Centre. If your bin is too heavy, secure the recyclable materials into plastic bags and put them out on the footpath. The bin is for containment and convenience - if you feel the materials are safe on their own, you do not have to use the bin.
Location of FREE Recycling Centres for glass, plastic, cans and paper.
Open 24 hours 7 days a week.
- Waipukurau - 177 Mt Herbert Rd (next to Transfer Station)
- Waipawa - 43 Tikokino Rd (next to Transfer Station)
- Takapau - Charlotte St (next to Four Square)
- Tikokino - Murchison St (Beside Primary School)
- Porangahau - Beach Rd (next to White Domain)
- OngaOnga - Bridge St (western end of village)
- Otane - campbell St (eastern end of village)
Recycling farm chemical containers in CHB (Agrecovery)
Drench, weed spray, animal remedy and other plastic containers are accepted at Waipukurau Transfer Station during normal operating hours Monday to Saturday 9.00 to 5.00pm.
Recycling oil, paint & e-waste
The following recycling facilities
are available at the Waipukurau Transfer Station:
Used oil is collected at the Waipukurau Transfer Station free of charge, stored in a purpose built and bunded storage tank and collected by Exoil NZ a division of Petroleum Services. The collected oil is re-processed where required and then used as a fuel in high temperature industrical burning applications such as asphalt plants and timber production. These applications require stringent controls over the quality of used oil consumed and must meet emission standards as consented by local authorities taking what has traditionally been considered a waste product and giving it a second life as a consented industrial fuel. This reduces the demand on raw fuel fossil fuels and supports primary New Zealand industries. You can visit the NZ Petroleum Services website for more information on oil recycling.
The used paint is collected at the Waipukurau Transfer Station and stored in purpose built storage bins. Where possible, usable paint will be put to one side for use by the community and the remainder will be transported to the Enviropaints manufacturing plant in Otaki where it is recycled back into paint for use on graffiti, paint for residential homes as well as farm and commercial buildings. You can visit the Enviropaints website for more information on paint recycling.
The clothing bins previously located at the transfer stations in Waipukurau and Waipawa have been removed. The operators of the clothing bins have removed the clothing bins as a lot of the items placed in the bins were not suitable for use, making it no longer viable to run and maintain this service.
If you have suitable clothing and household items for reuse please consider donating to the local secondhand stores
Second Hand Sunday
This usually takes place in CHB in February. It is similar to a garage sale but has no money involved. You can give away items you no longer want and/or collect items you can use from others and all for free. Offload your items by registering your property with Central Hawke's Bay District Council.
Free Composting Workshop
This usually takes place in February. It includes Bokashi, Worm farming and hot & cold composting hosted by the CHB Permaculture Group.
CHB Lions Bookarama
This usually takes place in April/May. You can donate your surplus books, magazines and puzzles at the advertised drop off points or phone one of the contact people to have your books collected
Any recycling queries please contact Council