Offices and libraries

  • Richmond, Motueka and Takaka Service Centres close at 3pm on 24 December and reopen on 3 January at 8am.
  • Murchison is open standard days and hours over the holidays.

Other services

Bins out by 7.00am
  • In the week of Christmas and New Year the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will all be delayed by one day (e.g. Tuesday collections will be collected on Wednesday etc).

  • From 21 December the Collingwood Resource Recovery Centre will be opening in the mornings - 9am to noon.
Things to remember

Please place your recycling bins and bags on the roadside in a location where our drivers can see them clearly. If you leave the area prior to collection day or have an excess, you can drop your official rubbish bags and recycling at any Resource Recovery Centre free of charge.

Make sure you do not overfill your recycling bin or glass crate, or it will not be collected.

If you need a second crate for glass, you can buy one from any council office or RRC for $20.

Changes to collections for Christmas and New Year

Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday this year so most rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later:

  • Monday collections will be collected as normal
  • If your normal collection day is Tuesday 25 December 2018 then your rubbish will collected on Wednesday 26 December 2018;
  • If your normal collection is Wednesday 26 December 2018 then collection will be Thursday 27 December 2018 and so on throughout the week;

The same changes will apply for New Years Day week.

Kerbside recycling and Resource Recovery Centres

The timetable for the Christmas / New Year holiday period is as follows:

Week 2

24 - 30
December

Monday 24

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Friday 28

Saturday 29

Sunday 30

Resource Recovery Centres

Collingwood, Motueka,
Richmond and Takaka
Resource Recovery
Centres

Open

Closed

Open

Open

Open

Open

Open

Murchison Resource
Recovery Centre

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Open AM

Open

Closed

Greenwaste to Zero
(Richmond)

Open

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Open

 Open

Kerbside rubbish/
Week 2 recycling

Monday collections

No collections

Tuesday collections

Wednesday collections

Thursday collections

Friday collections

 

Week 1 1 - 7 January 2019

Monday 31

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3

Friday 4

Saturday 5

Sunday 6

Resource Recovery Centres

Collingwood, Motueka,
Richmond and Takaka Resource Recovery Centres

Closed

Closed

Open

Open

Open

Open

Open

Murchison Resource
Recovery Centre

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Open AM

Open

Closed

Greenwaste to Zero

(Richmond)

Closed

Closed

Open

Open

Open

Open

Open

Kerbside rubbish/Week 1 recycling

Monday Collections

No collections

Tuesday collections

Wednesday collections

Thursday collections

Friday collections

 


Extra Kaiteriteri collections

From Monday 17 December 2018 to Sunday 10 February 2019 there are extra collections in Kaiteriteri.

  • Daily rubbish collections (7am start) from Tapu Bay to 166 Kaiteriteri Sandy Bay Road.
  • Recycling is collected weekly.
  • Recycling drop-off available in the public car park
Resource Recovery Centres - Extended Summer hours

Friday 21 December 2018 to Friday 15 February 2019

Takaka Resource Recovery Centre
  • Monday โ€“ Friday 8:30am to 4pm
  • Saturday / Sunday 9am to 4pm
Collingwood Resource Recovery Centre
  • Monday โ€“ Sunday 9am โ€“ 12noon

Get in touch

For urgent or emergency issues you can contact the Council 24 hours a day on 03 543 8400.

You can also phone your local Council Service Centre number.

See also

Related links