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Transfer Stations Refuse Centres. Rubbish Dumps, Landfill, Drop Off Centres.Where to dump rubbish not covered by kerbside collection. Opening hours

Rubbish and Recycling Facilities

Please note that changes may occur to our services and operational hours identified on this page during public holidays and COVID-19.
Operational hours during Christmas 2021 and New Years 2021-2022 updated below.

The transfer stations will remain largely unaffected during the festive season, with only Waipukurau Transfer Station closed on Christmas Day (25th December 2021), the rest remain open as per their usual rosters.

Click on the links for public holiday services and COVID-19 and refer to the FAQs for the latest updates. 

There are four Transfer Stations in Central Hawke's Bay, located in Waipukurau, Waipawa, Pōrangahau and Takapau. For operational hours and details of what is accepted at each Transfer Station refer to the table below or for more information on fees and volumes go here.

There are also Drop-Off Centres (DOCs) at Waipukurau, Waipawa and Pōrangahau. (DOCs are still operating at Ōtāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau - to be reviewed once the mobile trailer service commences)

Update August 2021

With the introduction of kerbside recycling, we are expecting demand for the existing rural drop-off centres to change. As part of our service offering,  
we will be phasing out the existing drop-off centres in Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau.

This service will instead be replaced by mobile trailers that will frequent rural areas of the District on a regular basis. These changes will come into effect once the new rural kerbside Rubbish and Recycling service is fully operational and running smoothly. This includes being able to service areas of the district, that rural drop-off recycling centres have never been able to reach before - Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau.

Refer to the table below for specific hours of operation.

Alert Level 2 - Rubbish & Recycling 

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The District landfill at 806 Farm Rd in Waipukurau is only open to commercial operators and contractors with a landfill tag.

It is not open to the public. The landfill is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 2.30pm, accessible only with a landfill tag.

Users must allow enough time to ensure they vacate the site before closing time. Anyone wishing to gain access to the landfill outside of the operational hours must contact CHB District Council on 06-857-8060.

The Landfill is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

For information on the Leachate to Land project see here

Landfill Weighbridge

At the Landfill, all customers drive onto the weighbridge, use their tag in accordance with the instructions onsite, have their load weight recorded which will then be invoiced accordingly and self unload.

Landfill Tags

Landfill tags are available at the Council offices in Waipawa. A Landfill tag application form must be completed. Please note that the applicant business must have an account with Council before a tag will be issued

Terms and conditions of landfill usage:

The applicant uses the landfill at their own risk. Neither Council nor the landfill operators will be held responsible for any damage to vehicles and equipment on the site. Any abuse of the conditions will result in a request for immediate return of the tag and the revocation of the tag holder's privileges.

Central Hawkes Bay Transfer Stations

Central Hawkes Bay Transfer Stations


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