Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Services

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.

A kerbside recycling service is also provided to eligible properties. The recycling service is provided by your waste collector, or by Council if you do not have a contracted waste collector.

Council provides a kerbside recycling service to eligible properties. As of 1 July 2019, we have improved the service to increase the amount of material recycled, reduce waste to landfill, and reduce health and safety risks.

For more information about the new kerbside recycling service, visit the kerbside recycling service changes page.

Council Rubbish Bags

The Contractor will only collect official Horowhenua District Council (white plastic) rubbish bags. Which are available from Council offices, Supermarkets, and some other shops. Many of these require you to request them at the checkout counter.

Please refer to our Fees and Charges page for pricing.

Kerbside Recycling Service

As of 1 July 2019, Council provides a kerbside recycling collection service for most areas.

Properties covered by the service have a green and yellow recycling wheelie bin and a green recycling crate. The wheelie bin is for recycling paper, cardboard, hard plastics, and tins and cans. The crate is for recycling glass.

The recycling wheelie bins and green recycling crates are owned by Council, but belong to the properties. Replacement of lost or stolen recycling bins or crates will incur a small cost, so we ask you to leave these behind when moving, and to write your address on the crate.

 

Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection Days

Rubbish collection days

Rubbish is collected weekly.

  • Monday – Foxton, Foxton Beach, Waitārere 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 (including Karaka Street), Manakau, and Ohau.

Recycling collection days

As of 1 July 2019, recycling is collected every two weeks. Your recycling wheelie bin and your recycling crate are collected on the same day.

You can check your kerbside recycling collection dates by searching your address on the My Neighbourhood page, or refer to the table and maps below.

Day Area
Monday Week 1 (start 1 July 2019) Foxton, Foxton Beach
Monday Week 2 (start 8 July 2019) Waikawa, Waitarere Beach and rural north-west Levin. Rural north-west Levin includes: Lindsay Rd (partial collection), Avenue North Rd, Lea Grove, Te Whanau Rd, Clay Rd, Kawiu Rd from corner of Tiro Tiro Rd.
Tuesday Week 1 (start 2 July 2019) North-west Levin from Queen Street West to 45 The Avenue and corner of Tiro Tiro and Kawiu Rds
Tuesday Week 2 (start 9 July 2019) South-west Levin from Queen Street West, Hokio
Wednesday Week 1 (start 3 July 2019) Half of urban north-east Levin (see map) and rural south-east Levin. Rural south-east Levin includes: Arete Lane, Denton Rd, Garth Rd, Gladstone Rd (partial collection), Milbel Way, Pohutukawa Drive, Pukematawai Lane, Redwood Grove, Wakefield Rd, Tararua Rd.
Wednesday Week 2 (start 10 July 2019) Other half of urban north-east Levin (see map)
Thursday Week 1 (start 4 July 2019) Half of urban south-east Levin (see map) and rural north-east Levin. Rural north-east Levin includes: Emerald Hills Rd, Heatherlea East Rd, Heatherlea West Rd, Jacksons Rd, Koputaroa Rd (partial collection), Kukutauaki Rd, McDonald Rd, Paiaka Rd, Potts Rd, Serenity Lane, Sorenson Rd, Tavistock Rd, Twin Peaks Grove, Waihou Rd, Wallace Rd, Wallace Loop Rd.
Thursday Week 2 (start 11 July 2019) Other half of urban north-east Levin (see map)
Friday Week 1 (start 5 July 2019) Shannon, Tokomaru, Mangaore, Speldhurst
Friday Week 2 (start 12 July 2019) Ohau, Manakau

View the Levin new recycling start date maps(PDF, 564KB)

 

Kerbside Collection Service Details

  • Rubbish bags and recycling should be left out at the kerbside before 7:30am for collection. Bags, recycling bins and crates that are placed at the kerbside after 7:30am may not be collected.
  • Rubbish bags are collected weekly, and recycling is collected every two weeks.
  • Your recycling wheelie bin and crate are collected on the same day.
  • Rubbish bags may be collected before recyclables - there is no need to worry if the recyclables are not collected until later in the day.
  • All households in recycling collection areas will be given a recycling wheelie bin and a crate. These remain the property of Horowhenua District Council and do not belong to the householder. Householders are asked to please keep the wheelie bin and the crate clean.
  • If the standard 240-litre recycling wheelie bin is too big, you can request a smaller 80-litre bin or a second recycling crate – you will still need to separate glass from other recycling if you choose these options. Tow hitches are also available to enable you to tow your recycling wheelie bin behind your car.
  • Broken crates and recycling wheelie bins damaged through ordinary wear and tear can be replaced free of charge. Please bring your broken crate or wheelie bin into Council for a replacement.
  • A fee will be charged if crates or wheelie bins are lost.

 

Kerbside Services - Rural Collection

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 pull safely off the road while workers collect the recycling. This creates a safety hazard for workers and other traffic.

You can check your specific details rural kerbside recycling collection dates by searching your address on the My Neighbourhood page, or refer to the table below.

Monday

Road Collection Area / Instructions Fortnightly from 
Avenue North Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Avenue Road Entire Road 1 July 2019
Bergin Road Entire Road 1 July 2019
Clay Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Emma Drive Entire Road 8 July 2019
Foxton Beach Road Entire Road 1 July 2019
Grefor Lane Entire Road 8 July 2019
Kanuka Drive Entire Road 8 July 2019
Kawiu Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Ketemaringi Entire Road 8 July 2019
Lea Grove Entire Road 8 July 2019
Mowhia Grove Entire Road 8 July 2019
Palmer Road Entire Road 1 July 2019
Purcell Street Entire Road 1 July 2019
Quail Way Entire Road 8 July 2019
Reay Mackay Grove Entire Road 8 July 2019
Takapu Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Strathnaver Drive Entire Road 8 July 2019
Te Whanga Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Waikawa Beach Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Waitarere Beach Road Entire Road 8 July 2019
Waitarere Rise Avenue Entire Road 8 July 2019
Waka Tete Place Entire Road 8 July 2019
Wylie Road Up to 76 1 July 2019

Tuesday

Road Collection Area / Instructions Fortnightly from 
Boulton Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Bruce Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Buller Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
CD Farm Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Hokio Beach Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Hokio Sand Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Joblins Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Kaihuia Grove Entire Road 9 July 2019
Moutere Road Up to 160 9 July 2019
Painua Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
Tarahunga Road Entire Road 9 July 2019
The Avenue (SH1) Up to 45 2 July 2019
Waipuna Grove Entire Road 9 July 2019
Whelans Road Entire Road 9 July 2019

Wednesday

Road Collection Area / Instructions Fortnightly from 
Arete Lane Entire Road 3 July 2019
Denton Road Entire Road 3 July 2019
Garth Road Entire Road 3 July 2019
Gladstone Road Up to Makahika Road 3 July 2019
Makahika Road Collection at corner of Makahika and Gladstone 3 July 2019
Milbel Way Entire Road 3 July 2019
Pohutukawa Drive Entire Road 3 July 2019
Pukematawai Road Entire Road 3 July 2019
Queen Street East Entire Road 3 July 2019
Redwood Grove Entire Road 3 July 2019
Tararua Road Entire Road 3 July 2019
Wakefield Road Entire Road 3 July 2019

 Thursday

Road Collection Area / Instructions Fortnightly from 
Heatherlea East Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Heatherlea West Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Jacksons Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Koputaroa Road Up to 626 heading west 4 July 2019
Kukutauaki Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
McDonald Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Otawhiwhi Road Drop off on corner of Otawhiwhi Road & Paiaka Road 4 July 2019
Paiaka Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Potts Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Sorenson Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Tavistock Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Twin Peaks Grove Entire Road 4 July 2019
Waihou Road Entire Road 4 July 2019
Wallace Loop Road Entire Road 4 July 2019

Friday

Road Collection Area / Instructions Fortnightly from
Albert Road Entire Road 5 July 2019
Angus Lane Entire Road 5 July 2019
Arapaepae Road South 353-530 12 July 2019
Bishops Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Buckley Road Up to 225 5 July 2019
Corbetts Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Faydon Close Entire Road 12 July 2019
Florida Road Up to 252 12 July 2019
Glade Park Lane Entire Road 5 July 2019
Gleeson Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Hanawera Ridge Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Highland View Drive Entire Road 5 July 2019
Hoggs Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Kimberley Road 217-450 12 July 2019
Kuku Beach Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Kuku East Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Konini Street Entire Road 12 July 2019
Ivy Lane Entire Road 12 July 2019
Makerua Road North from Tokomaru to 861 5 July 2019
Manakau Heights Drive Entire Road 12 July 2019
Manakau North Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Manakau South Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Mangahou Road Up to Blackwood Drive 5 July 2019
Martins Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
McLeavey Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Mountain View Drive Entire Road 12 July 2019
Muhunoa East Road Up to Florida Road 12 July 2019
Muhunoa West Road Up to 402 12 July 2019
Oakland Lane Entire Road 5 July 2019
Ohau Gravels Way Entire Road 12 July 2019
Ohau Terraces Entire Road 12 July 2019
Papaitonga Lake Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Pinot Crescent Entire Road 12 July 2019
Pretoria Road Entire Road 5 July 2019
Rewa Rewa Street Entire Road 5 July 2019
Riveredge Terrace Entire Road 12 July 2019
Sheehan Street Up to the bridge 5 July 2019
St Laurent Way Entire Road 12 July 2019
Soldiers Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
State Highway 1 (SH1) South Manakau Road to Whakahoro Road 12 July 2019
State Highway 1 (SH1) 400 SH1 (Ohau) to Vista Road 12 July 2019
Tarrant Way Entire Road 12 July 2019
Te Rohenga Road Entire Road 5 July 2019
Thompson Street From Shannon to the bend 5 July 2019
Tokomaru East Road Entire Road 5 July 2019
Tui Glen Drive Entire Road 5 July 2019
Tullahoma Way Entire Road 12 July 2019
Vista Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Waiaute Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Waitohu Valley Road Up to the HDC Boundary 12 July 2019
Western Rise Entire Road 12 July 2019
Whakhoro Road Entire Road 12 July 2019
Williams Road Entire Road 5 July 2019
Woven Stone Way Entire Road 12 July 2019