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Upper Hutt City Council hours over the holiday season

Office hours Please note that Upper Hutt City Council’s main office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. For urgent matters, Council can still be contacted on (04) 527 2169. For more information, please check our contact us page. Rubbish and recycling Council rubbish bag collection will not take place on Christmas Day or… Read more »

Ward Street Wastewater pipe renewal Stage 2 underway

Wellington Water is carrying out work to renew the aging wastewater system at the southern end of Ward Street. Work began on 4 December 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. This stage is from the Maclean Street intersection to the Wilford Street intersection. Ward Street is a busy commuter road and… Read more »

Reusable cloth bag giveaway in Upper Hutt back by popular demand

The Upper Hutt community is being encouraged to “refuse plastic and reuse the bag” this August by avoiding single-use plastic bags and choosing more sustainable alternatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 JUL 2017—A reusable bag giveaway in Upper Hutt during August will encourage shoppers and retailers to use an alternative to regular plastic shopping bags… Read more »

Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 now available online

Cover page image from the Annual Plan 2017-2018

The Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 28 June 2017 and became operative from 1 July 2017. During March and April we consulted with the community about three new, proposed projects and one new, proposed policy amendment—all of which received majority support for inclusion in this Annual Plan. This… Read more »

SeatSmart: Upper Hutt collection site opens

An Upper Hutt collection site has now opened at Wallaceville Playcentre at 52 Ward Street, Trentham. They will be accepting expired or damaged seats Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 12.00 pm. There is a $10 fee per seat to cover recycling costs. The Playcentre has a strong focus on the environment. Children are… Read more »

New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. For more… Read more »

Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »