Below is a general guide to collection days for Council’s waste collection contractor is provided below.

Please note that this is a general guide only with some suburbs, such as Elderslea, Trentham and the Central Business District (CBD) being split into two areas and rubbish is collected over two days. Contact Waste Management directly on (04) 568 3550 or contact us on (04) 527 2169 to find out the rubbish collection day for your street.

Monday Totara Park, Timberlea, Clouston Park, Maoribank, Kingsley Heights
Tuesday Ebdentown, Te Marua, Parkdale, Birchville, Emerald Hill, Brown Owl, Central Business District, Mangaroa Valley, Whitemans Valley (Mangaroa Valley Rd to Russell Rd)
Wednesday Elderslea, Wallaceville, Trentham, Heretaunga South
Thursday Poets Block, Cottle Block, Brentwood, Trentham, Heretaunga North, Riverstone Terraces
Friday Central Business District, Silverstream, Pinehaven, Whiteman’s Valley (Russell Rd to Blue Mountains), Blue Mountains, Akatarawa, Kaitoke, Moonshine

Christmas 2018/New Year 2019 collection

Christmas day and New Year’s Day fall on a Tuesday this Christmas season. Waste Management have informed us that services they usually provide on a Tuesday (including the collection of Council rubbish bags) will instead be collected on the Saturday prior (22 and 29 December respectively). For more information, please contact Waste Management on (04) 568 3550 or contact your service provider.

Conditions of collection

The following conditions are applicable to both urban and rural collections:

  • Refuse bags should be placed at the foot of your driveway, just off the edge of the sealed carriageway by 7.30am on the morning of collection.
  • Only official Upper Hutt City Council refuse bags available from local retailers (supermarkets, Warehouse and dairies within Upper Hutt) will be collected. The official refuse bag for Upper Hutt City is plastic and coloured green. By purchasing an official bag you are paying the contractor not only for the bag but also for its collection and disposal.
  • There is no refuse or recyclables collection service available to industrial properties.

What can’t you put in your Council rubbish bag?

Do not place any of the following in refuse bags:

  • hot ashes
  • unwrapped broken glass
  • paints
  • chemicals
  • any liquid
  • any sharp object
  • any green waste i.e. grass clippings, hedge trimmings etc.

Public holidays

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

If you use an alternative refuse provider you should contact them for more detailed information about their public holiday collection service.

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

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Last updated on 06 Dec 2018