Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Services

Rubbish Truck

Overview

Horowhenua District Council provides Solid Waste (rubbish) disposal services for residents and visitors to our District through a Kerbside Bag Collection service and by providing Waste Transfer Stations in Foxton and Shannon.

Look Up Current Collection Dates

If you're looking for current collection dates go to Check my rubbish and recycling collection date and use the search function on that page.

Council provides recycling disposal through a kerbside recycling service to eligible properties. As well as recycling stations throughout the district. More information about the recycling stations can be found on the Waste Transfer and Recycling Stations page.

Council Rubbish Bags Service

Find out what can go in Horowhenua District Council Rubbish bags, recycling crates and wheelie bins.Council offers a weekly kerbside bag collection service to the majority of the district.

Official Horowhenua District Council Bags are white with green text and can be purchased at council offices, supermarkets, four squares, and some select stores. In some stores you may need to request Council rubbish bags at the counter.

Rubbish collection days for your address can also be found on our Check my rubbish and recycling collection date page or in the table below. Please ensure all bags are placed kerbside (or at your collection point) by 7:30 am on your collection day.

Rubbish Collection Days

Day Area
Monday Foxton, Foxton Beach, Waitarere Beach, Waikawa Beach.
Tuesday Hokio Beach, Hokio Sands Road, and everything to the west side of Oxford Street, Levin.
Wednesday the North-East sector of Levin within the Queen Street and Cambridge Street quadrant.
Thursday the South-East sector of Levin within the Queen Street and Cambridge Street quadrant.
Friday Shannon (including Mangaore Village), Tokomaru , Manakau, and Ohau.

Please note: Only official Horowhenua District Council rubbish bags will be collected by our contractors. Rubbish in non-branded bags can be taken to one of the transfer stations for disposal.

Kerbside Recycling Service

Council provides a fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service for most areas.

Eligible properties should have a yellow lidded recycling wheelie bin and a green recycling crate. The wheelie bin is for recycling paper, cardboard, hard plastics, and tins and cans. The green crate is for recycling glass. For further details of what can go in each bin visit our What goes where page.

Collection days

To check your collection day and week please visit our Check my rubbish and recycling collection date page. If your address does not appear please contact us at enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nzor on 06 3660983 to confirm your collection date.

Please ensure all wheelie bins and crates are placed kerbside (or at your collection point) by 7:30 am on your collection day.

View the Levin recycling start date maps(PDF, 576KB)

Wheelie bins and crates

Wheele Bins and crates are owned by Council, but belong to the properties. Please leave your crate and wheelie bin behind if you move house. You may write you address on your wheelie bin and crate if you wish.

If you have recently built a house and do not yet have recycling wheelie bin please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz to organise delivery. Glass crates can be picked up from Council offices.

Broken crates and recycling wheelie bins damaged through ordinary wear and tear can be replaced free of charge. Please bring your broken crate into council to swap out with a new crate. For damaged wheelie bins please contact us to organise repair or replacement.

If your wheelie bin or crate has gone missing or you move into a house and there are no bins please contact us to organise replacement. Associated costs for replacing missing bins can be found on our Rubbish and Recycling Fees and charges page.

Kerbside Services - Collection Points

Some roads in our district cannot be collected kerbside and have their rubbish and recycling collected at a designated collection point. This may be because the road is private or difficult for the truck to collect safely. Please see below a list of roads with collection points.

Monday - Zone 1

Road Collection Point
Kowhai Court, Foxton Beach, 4815 Opposite number 10
Perreau Avenue, Foxton Beach, 4815 On the corner of Perreau Avenue and Carter Cresent

Monday - Zone 2

Road Collection Point
Amy Way, Manakau, 5573 On the corner of Amy way and Emma Drive
Henham Lane, Waikawa Beach 5573 On the corner of Henham Lane and Strathnaver Drive
Hetta Street, Foxton 4814 (for properties beyond the gate) At the end of Hetta Street outside number 13
Holly Way, Manakau, 5573 On the corner of Holly Way and Emma Drive
Lena Place, Foxton, 4815 On the corner of Lena Place and Purcell Street
Paeroa Road, Waitarere Beach, 5572 On the corner of Paeroa Road and State Highway 1
Uxbridge Terrace, Waikawa Beach, 5573 On the corner of Uxbridge Terrace and Reay Mackay Grove
Walkers Lane, Waikawa Beach, 5573 On the corner of Walkers Lane and Waikawa Beach Road

Tuesday - Zone 1

Road Collection Point
Puriri Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Puriri Place and Weraroa Road
Walnut Grove, Levin 5510 On the corner of Walnut Grove and Kings Drive
Windsor Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Windsor Place and Kings Drive

Tuesday - Zone 2

Road Collection Point
Belle Maison Court, Levin 5510 On the corner of Belle Maison Court and Mabel Street
Cumberland Court, Levin 5510 On the corner of Cumberland Court and Durham Street
Davie Court, Levin 5510 On the corner of Davie Court and Bath Street
Moutere Road, Hokio Beach 5571 (houses beyond number 160) Outside the golf course at 160 Moutere Road
Muritai Terrace, Hokio Beach, 5571 On the corner of Muritai Terrace and Hokio Beach Road
Old Hokio Road, Hokio Beach, 5571 Opposite 49 Old Hokio Beach Road
Surrey Lane, Levin 5510 On the corner of Surrey Lane and Essex Street

Wednesday - Zone 1

Road Collection Point
Gladstone Road, Levin 5571 (For the properties beyond Makahika Road) On the corner of Makahika Road and Gladstone Road
Makahika Road, Levin 5571 On the corner of Makahika Road and Gladstone Road
Monarch Mews, Levin 5510 On the corner of Monarch Mews and Queenwood Road
Oriel Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Oriel Place and Queenwood Road

Wednesday - Zone 2

Road Collection Point
Oslo Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Oslo Place and Bartholomew Road
Titoki Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Titoki Place and Macarthur Street
Burnfeild Way, Levin 5510 On the corner of Burnfeild Way and Fairfield Road
Nansen Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Nansen Place and Bartholowmew Road

Thursday

Road Collection Point
Emerald Hills Road, Levin 5571 On the corner of Emerald Hills Road and Wallace Road
Otawhiwhi Road, Levin 5755 On the corner of Otawhiwhi Road ans Paiaka Road
Ryland Park, Levin 5572 By the gate at the end of Hetherlea West Road
Serenity Lane, Levin 5572 On the corner of Serenity Lane and Potts Road
Wallace Road, Levin 5571 (for addresses 243-252) Outside 241 Wallace Road
Winslow Place, Levin 5510 On the corner of Winslow Place and Winchester Street

Friday - Zone 1

Road Collection Point
Angus Lane, Tokomaru, 4474 On the corner of Angus Lane and Highland Drive
Islay Close, Tokomaru 4474 On the corner of Islay Close and Williams Road
Nikau Street, Tokomaru 4474 (Beyond Puketea Street) On the corner of Nikau Street and Puketea Street
Toitoi Road, Tokomaru 4474 On the corner of Toitoi Street and Puketea Street
Titoki Road, Tokomaru 4474 On the corner of Nikau Street and Puketea Street
Williams Road, Tokomaru 4474 (for numbers 156 and 157) Next to Williams Road

Friday - Zone 2

Road Collection Point
Woodland Way, Levin 5571 On the corner of Woodland Way and Kimberly Road
Corbin Court, Ohau 5570 On the corner of Corbin Court and Wairiri Street
Eastern Rise, Manakau 5573 On the corner of Eastern Rise and Manakau Heights Drive

Non-collected roads

Properties on some rural roads do not receive the kerbside recycling service. Rural roads often have high speed limits and are too narrow for the recycling truck to safely pull-off the road while workers collect the recycling. This creates a safety hazard for workers and other traffic. If you are unsure whether your road has collection please contact council.