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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.

See map of transfer stations, kerbside collection and coin skips in Marlborough

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 2015 
    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.
  • Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
    Under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, the Council is required to develop and maintain a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).

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