Kerbside collections

There are no changes to collections for Nelson Anniversary Day or Waitangi Day holidays. Bins should be out by 7.00 am please.

Check the calendar

Download the calendar and keep a copy on your device.

Recycling collection calendar (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Download your kerbside recycling guide (pdf, 3.4 MB).

  • Good Friday collections move to  Saturday
  • There are no changes to Anzac Day collections.
  • Bins should be out by 7.00 am please.

Key information

  • Rubbish bags are collected every week.
  • Recycling (glass and other recycling) is collected every two weeks.
  • Your collection day is printed on your recycling bin.
  • Place rubbish and recycling at the kerbside by 7.00 am.

Rubbish bags

  • Please note only rubbish in official rubbish bags will be collected.
  • Bags are available from Council offices. 45-litre bags are $2.00 and 60-litre bags are $2.60.
  • All major supermarkets sell Council rubbish bags.

Recycling collections

Please put glass in the blue crate, put paper, plastic, cardboard and cans in the yellow-top.

Related links

Holiday collections
Normal timetable
I'm not sure of my collection day or area. Can you help?
What goes in my recycling bin?
Glass in the blue crate
Got too much recycling? Free drop-off

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