Refuse and Recycling

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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 information

See information and updates relating to Council services during Alert Level 2 - many Council facilities are now open, including our offices and customer service centres.

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Refuse and Recycling

Redeeming rubbish bag vouchers at supermarkets

The period you can redeem your rubbish bag vouchers at local supermarkets has been extended to 24 September. You can redeem your voucher for rubbish bags at: Blenheim Countdown, Redwoodtown Countdown, Springlands Countdown, New World Blenheim, PAK’n SAVE Blenheim, and Picton Fresh Choice.

Kerbside collection

Kerbside collections in Blenheim and Picton will continue as normal and the processing of kerbside recycling will recommence.

Transfer stations

Transfer stations will be open as normal. Every second drop-off bay will be closed to enable physical distancing. This means the emptying capacity is reduced by 50 percent, so if you are using the transfer station please be patient. During Alert Level 2 onsite staff will record vehicle registration details as part of the contact tracing protocol. Face masks should be worn when using the transfer stations.

Greenwaste and Resource Recovery Centre

Both will be open but access will be controlled to ensure physical distancing. Face masks should be worn when using the transfer stations.

Rural community recycling

The rural recycling service and coin skips will continue to operate as normal at Alert Level 2. However, the Portage coin skip remains out of use due to the road slips which prevents the contractor from servicing the site.

Reuse Centre

The reuse centre in Blenheim will reopen under Alert Level 2. Please note a revised drop off process will be in place and numbers allowed to enter the shop will be limited. Please remember maintain physical distancing and wear a face mask when using the site.

Bluegums landfill

The Bluegums landfill is open its usual hours for existing commercial customers only. Face masks should be worn when using the landfill.
Hazardous Waste CentreThe site will be open but access will be controlled to ensure physical distancing. Face masks should be worn when using the transfer stations.