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Recycling Drop-Off Centres

You can download a guide to Rubbish & Recycling under Level 2 here

Under Level 2, Otane, OngaOnga and Tikokino Recycling Drop-Off Centres will remain closed. Waipukurau, Waipawa, Takapau and Porangahau recycling drop-off facilities will be open but have been relocated inside the transfer stations and will be available during transfer station opening hours only.This service is free.

Hours of operation:

  • Waipukurau:  Monday to Saturday (9am-5pm)
  • Waipawa:  Sundays (9am-5pm),  Tuesdays and Thursdays (11.30am-5pm)
  • Takapau:  Sundays (11am -3pm), Thursday (1pm-5pm)
  • Porangahau:  Wednesdays & Sundays (1pm-5pm)

Normal drop off recycling (cardboard, paper, plastics, cans and glass will be accepted if it is clean)

Please observe social distancing of at least 1 metre at all times

You can view Frequently Asked Questions under Covid-19 Level 2 here


Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection

Across Central Hawke’s Bay, kerbside rubbish and recycling collection continues as normal for urban residents and they are advised to place green and yellow rubbish bags and recycling crates to the kerb by 7.30am on their usual day of collection.

Refuse and recycling collection days are as follows:

Refuse collection

  • Blackhead: Sunday
  • Kairakau, Mangakuri, Aramoana, Pourerere: Monday
  • Waipukurau: Tuesday
  • Waipawa, Otane: Wednesday
  • Takapau, OngaOnga, Tikokino, Porangahau/Te Paerahi: Thursday

Recycling collection

  • Waipukurau: Monday
  • Waipawa: Friday (except for Good Friday when it will be collected on Saturday 11th April)





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