Waste Transfer & Recycling Stations

Overview

Horowhenua District Council provides five permanent recycling stations at Tokomaru, Opiki, Foxton, Shannon and Levin and three summer recycling stations at Waitarere Beach, Waikawa Beach and Foxton Beach.

Waste Transfer Stations are provided in Foxton and Shannon.  Levin Transfer Station is a privately operated facility and Council does not own or operate this transfer station.

Recycling Stations

Recycling stations are located at most towns in the District where materials may be deposited for recycling. These are located as follows:

Area Location Hours
Tokomaru Makerua Road, Tokomaru Hall Carpark
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All hour access
Opiki School Tane Road, Opiki.
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All hour access
Foxton Beach Seabury Avenue, beside the Community Centre.
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Summer period only.
Tuesday 19 December - Mid March
Foxton Town Corner Purcell & Stewart Streets.
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8:00am to 5:00pm, seven days per week.
Closed: Good Friday, ANZAC, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Shannon Northern end of Thompson Street (Shannon Waste Transfer Station) from 29 February 2016
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All hour access
Waitarere Beach Waitarere Domain (near the Scout Hall and Tennis Courts).
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Summer period only.
Saturday 30 December 2017 -
Saturday 27 January 2018
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Levin Levin Transfer Station, Sheffield Street.
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Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed: Good Friday, ANZAC, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
Waikawa Beach Hank Edwards Reserve
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Summer period only.
Saturday 30 December 2017 -
Saturday 27
 January 2018
9:00am - 11:30am

Waste Transfer Stations

Locality Hours
Levin
Owned and operated by
Midwest Disposals Ltd
Sheffield Street
Phone: 06 367 2915
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed: Good Friday, ANZAC, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
Foxton
Operated by HDC.
Harbour Street Entrance Opposite Purcell Street
Phone: 06 363 8945
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 12 noon to 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday, Good Friday, ANZAC, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Shannon
Operated by HDC.
Northern end of Thompson Street
Sunday: 10.00am to 2.00pm. 
Closed: Monday to Saturday.
Good Friday, ANZAC, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Refer to our Fees & Charges page for depositing refuse at these facilities. Fees and charges listed are subject to change. Please contact Council's Customer Service Centre for any updates.

Hokio Landfill is not open to the public.

LPG Cylinders, Heaters and Barbeques

The Ministry of Consumer Affair's Energy Safety Service has information on safety with gas appliances and LPG cylinder testing.

E-Waste (Electronic Waste)

From 11 December 2017, E-waste can be taken to our Foxton Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Park for recycling. E-waste is discarded electrical or electronic devices such as televisions, computers, printers, cameras, batteries, and fixed-line and mobile phones.

Operating Hours

This new e-waste recycling service will be available on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 4pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Small items, such as mobile phones, will be free to recycle. For larger items, such as televisions and photocopiers, user charges will help to cover the cost of processing and transportation for recycling.  A full list of fees is available for downloading below.

E-Waste Fees(PDF, 34KB)

Green Waste

Our green waste is shredded and processed off site. To protect our contractors, their equipment from damage, and to maintain the quality of product there must be some restrictions on our dumped green waste. 

Green waste cannot contain any of the following or the whole load must be charged & dumped as refuse.
Flax 
Phoenix Palm Fronds
Cabbage Trees/ leaves
Stumps
Tree limbs over 100mm diameter
Gorse or Vines
Netting
String/Twine/Wire
Plastic bags
Steel poles/ stakes
Rubbish
Hardfill/concrete/rocks