Domestic recycling

Upper Hutt City Council provides a user-pays kerbside recycling collection service through it’s 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.

Recycling drop-off point

Recycling drop-off point 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. Read the media release: 11 July 2018  |  Recycling drop-off point hours remain unchanged—for now

The drop-off point 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.  Read the media release announcing the beginning of the trial (includes map): 18 January 2017 | Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Council first installed the rates-funded recycling drop-off point 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.

Find out more about the recycling drop-off point

View/download the Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 [PDF 3 MB]

Soft plastics recycling

Shoppers can now take back their used soft plastic bags to supermarkets and retail premises.  Participating stores include Countdown, New World, Pak N Save and the Warehouse.

The project will take all soft plastic bags including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags, sanitary hygiene packaging – basically anything made of plastic which can be scrunched into a ball.

Customers can bring their used soft plastics back to store and put them in the recycling bin. This will be collected from store by REDcycle who also run the programme in Australia.

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 the Hutt City Council website

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Last updated on 17 Dec 2018