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

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 the Fees and Charges page for pricing.

Kerbside Recycling Service

Council provides a kerbside recycling collection service for most areas.

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 option on that page.

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 green 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.

Your kerbside recycling service brochure(PDF, 260KB)

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

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 Check my rubbish and recycling collection date page, or refer to the table and maps below.

Day Area
Monday Zone 1  Foxton west of State Highway 1, Foxton Beach
Monday Zone 2 Foxton east of State Highway 1, Waikawa, Waitarere Beach and rural north-west Levin. Rural north-west Levin includes: Avenue North Rd, Lea Grove, Te Whanau Rd, Clay Rd, Lindsay Rd (partial collection), Kawiu Rd from corner of Tiro Tiro Rd.  
Tuesday Zone 1 North-west Levin from Queen Street West to 45 The Avenue and corner of Tiro Tiro and Kawiu Rds 
Tuesday Zone 2  South-west Levin from Queen Street West, Hokio
Wednesday Zone 1 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 Zone 2  Other half of urban north-east Levin (see map)  
Thursday Zone 1 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, Kukutauaki Rd, McDonald Rd, Paiaka Rd, Potts Rd, Serenity Lane, Sorenson Rd, Tavistock Rd, Twin Peaks Grove, Waihou Rd, Wallace Rd, Wallace Loop Rd, Koputaroa Rd (partial collection). 
Thursday Zone 2  Other half of urban north-east Levin (see map) 
Friday Zone 1  Shannon, Tokomaru, Mangaore, Speldhurst 
Friday Zone 2  Ohau, Manakau

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

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 for glass, are collected on the same day, fortnightly.
  • Rubbish bags may be collected before recyclables (or the other way around) there is no need to worry if the recyclables are not collected until later in the day.
  • All households in recycling collection areas have been given a recycling wheelie bin (for plastics and paper) and a crate (for recyclable glass). 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 you have recently built a house and do not yet have recycling wheelie bin please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquires@horowhenua.govt to organise delivery. Glass crates can be picked up from Council offices.  
  • If you have mobility issues and the standard 240-litre recycling wheelie bin is too big, you can request a smaller 80-litre bin. You will still need to separate glass from other recycling if you choose these options.
  • Tow hitches are available to enable you to tow your recycling wheelie bin behind your car (i.e up long driveways).
  • 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 - Collection Points and Partially Collected Roads

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Monday

 

 Monday - Zone 1
 Road Collection Point
Kowhai Court, Foxton Beach, 4815 Opposite number 10 
Perreau Avenue, Foxotn Beach, 4815 On the corner of Perreau Avenue and Carter Cresent
 Monday - Zone 2
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

 Tuesday - Zone 1
Road Collection Area / Instructions
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
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

Wednesday - Zone 1
Road Collection Area / Instructions
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
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

 Thursday - Zone 1
Road Collection Area / Instructions
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

 Friday - Zone 1
Road Collection Area / Instructions
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 
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

Partially 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.