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Refuse

The Marlborough District Council provides a weekly kerbside refuse collection service in Blenheim and Picton, and operates waste transfer stations at several locations throughout Marlborough.

Waste collected by kerbside collection and at the transfer stations is transported to the Bluegums regional landfill south of Blenheim on Taylor Pass Road.

A number of materials and chemicals are classified as hazardous waste and their disposal to landfill should be avoided.  Examples of hazardous wastes are; asbestos, PCBs (in old capacitors), re-chargeable batteries, pesticides, solvents and used oil. 

Domestic quantities of these wastes are accepted free of charge at any of Marlborough's transfer stations.

In This Section

  • Kerbside Rubbish Collection
    In Blenheim, kerbside pickups of official Council rubbish bags are carried out Monday to Friday.
  • Official Council Rubbish Bags 
    Each July a voucher for a pack of 52 official Council rubbish bags is posted to property owners. Additional bags can also be purchased throughout the year.
  • Transfer Stations
    There are several transfer stations operating in Marlborough. Refuse collected at transfer stations is transported to the regional landfills.
  • Public Holiday Opening Times 2014
    Transfer Stations (TS), Re-use Centre (RUC), Resource Recovery Centre (RRC), E-Waste and Greenfingers Composting facility.
  • Fees
    Fees for transfer stations, landfill, refuse bags and Greenfingers Compost.
  • Bluegums Landfill
    The Bluegums landfill has been engineered to high standards designed to control the adverse environmental effects of waste disposal.
  • Hazardous Waste
    A list of hazardous materials accepted in domestic quantities free of charge at any of Marlborough's transfer stations.
  • Illegal Dumping 
    What to do if you come across any examples of illegal dumping of waste within Marlborough.
  • Business Resource Efficiency Programme
    This project will run for three years starting in 2012 and has been financed by the Waste Minimisation Fund.

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Link to E-waste Collection Facility page.
Image link to Bargainhunters' Bonanza page, which features Reuse Centre bargains.
Blenheim Liquefaction Report.