Recycling Drop-off Station

The Recycling Drop-off station is located in Park Street, just outside Council’s depot, to the east of Maidstone Park. The facility is open from 7.30 am – 8.00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Recycling station upgrade on the way

We’re about to upgrade the Recycling Drop-off Station in Park Street which will enable us to provide a 24/7 service to the community. In order to maintain the current service during construction, we’re moving the current setup to the car parks on the east side of the gate.

This change will be made on Wednesday 20 February in preparation for use from Thursday 21 February.

With reduced parking and driving space in the area, please be careful and considerate to ensure everyone’s safety in the vicinity of the temporary setup.

Service days and hours remain unchanged for now.

Click here to read the media release.

How should we deal with plastic? —HAVE YOUR SAY

We’re about to upgrade the Recycling Drop-Off Station in Park Street which will enable us to provide a 24/7 service to the community. Currently there’s no market for plastics numbered 3 – 7 which, although currently accepted, are not recycled and all go to the landfill.

  • Our current funding level for the upgraded service includes the collection and processing of plastics numbered 1 and 2 only.
  • In order for the station to accept all plastics, there will be an additional cost for the processing centre to sort and remove plastics numbered 3 – 7 from the recycling stream. These plastics will then be sent to the landfill.


We’ll provide all feedback to Councillors who will make a decision on how we deal with plastics going forward.

Recycling Drop-off Station hours remain unchanged for now.  This service will continue to operate 3 days per week from 7.30 am – 8.00 pm until further notice.

Planning for the upgrade to the station and increased service is currently underway and will come into effect in 2019.

Council first installed the rates-funded Recycling Drop-off Station to provide households with an alternative means to recycle. This will help conserve our landfill space, preserve our natural resources, and control rising waste disposal costs—a great outcome for our community.

Domestic recycling

Upper Hutt City Council provides a user-pays kerbside recycling collection service through its contractor – Waste Management Ltd. Waste Management Ltd provide receptacles and kerbside collection for household recyclables. Collection calendars are provided by Waste Management.

Contact Waste Management directly to find out what they collect and for all other general enquiries, such as:

  • collection calendars
  • the areas of the city they cover
  • what they recycle
  • the cost of their service, and
  • days they collect on
  • non collection

All enquiries and complaints should be directed to the supplier who you have contracted to provide your kerbside recycling collection service.

Waste Management Ltd: (04) 568 3550

Residents may choose to use an alternative ‘private’ supplier such as Low Cost Bins. Low Cost Bins also provide a receptacles and kerbside collection for household recyclables.

Low Cost Bins: (04) 528 7666

Public holidays

For information about recycling collection on statutory holidays, please contact your recycling service provider.

Rural recycling program

Agrecovery offers a safe disposal programme for unwanted or expired agrichemicals. They also offer a recycling service for some plastic agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers.  Many containers and chemicals are eligible for free or subsidised collection. For more information, visit their website on or call freephone 0800 247 326.


You can also recycle paper and cardboard at the landfill (normal tip fees will apply). The landfill is shared by Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council. For information about the landfill location, costs, and opening hours, visit our landfill page at


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Last updated on 13 Feb 2019