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 2016
Transfer Stations (TS), Re-use Centre (RUC), Resource Recovery Centre (RRC), E-Waste and Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting.
Fees for transfer stations, landfill, refuse bags and Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting.
- 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).
- Commercial Industrial Sorting Facility (CIF)
The CIF will provide the region with a facility capable of sorting and recovering materials from skip and transfer station waste streams. Currently under construction the planned opening date is 1 November 2016.