Council transfer stations offer free green waste disposal

Published on 05 January 2018

Green waste.

Council-operated transfer stations in Foxton and Shannon are offering free disposal of green waste on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January.

Green waste refers to vegetation such as most leaves, twigs, branches and other plant materials.

However, there is a small number of plant materials that waste transfer stations cannot accept due to difficulties shredding and processing them. These include flax, phoenix palm fronds, cabbage trees and their leaves, tree stumps, tree limbs over 100mm diameter, and gorse or vines.

In addition, green waste must be free of netting, string, twine, wire, plastic bags, steel poles and stakes, rubbish, and hardfill such as concrete and rocks.

Environmental Engineer Ryan Hughes said the offer will help Horowhenua residents to clear away trees, branches or other vegetation that have been damaged or blown over during the recent high winds.

The Foxton Transfer Station is located on Harbour Street, opposite Purcell Street, and is open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Shannon Transfer Station is located at the northern end of Thompson Street, and is open from 10am to 2pm on Sunday.

Normal charges resume on Monday 8 January.

Residents can obtain further information about waste transfer and recycling facilities on the Waste Transfer & Recycling Stations page, or by contacting Horowhenua District Council on (06) 366 0999 or