Rubbish Bags

Upper Hutt City Council rubbish bags are coloured green and can be purchased from local supermarkets and dairies.

The Council bag refuse collection service is funded by a ‘user pays’ system whereby the contractor (Waste Management) provides ‘Council specified’ refuse bags which are bought by the ‘users’ from retail outlets as and when required. While Council approves (through its contract) the wholesale rubbish bag price that the contractor can onsell to retail outlets, it has no control over the prices set by retail outlets which can vary from store to store.


Please ensure refuse bags and wheelie bins are placed kerbside by 7.30 am. For further information please contact Waste Management on (04) 568 3550 or your alternative provider.

Links to more information about your rubbish collection day (including conditions of collection) can be found in the Resources and Links section.

Alternative providers

Alternative private wheelie bin service providers in Upper Hutt include:

Public holidays

For those using Council’s rubbish collection service (Waste Management)

Public holidays do not affect the collection of Council rubbish bags except for Good Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

For those using an alternative refuse provider

Public holidays may affect the collection of your rubbish bags. Contact your refuse provider for more detailed information about their public holiday collection service.

Green waste

For small amounts of green waste you could start a compost bin. Larger amounts of vegetation and other material can be taken to:

Find out more about organic composting at home

Links to more information can be found in the Resources and Links section.

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Last updated on 14 Jan 2019