Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

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Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

Council operates a greenwaste acceptance and composting site at the western end of Wither Road opposite the Resource Recovery Centre.

Go to Resource Recovery Centre

Opening hours

Day Time (open)
Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

A reduced fee of roughly half the transfer station fees for disposal is offered to encourage residents to separate out greenwaste.

Greenwaste must not contain grass clippings or fibrous materials such as flax or bamboo. Greenwaste loads contaminated with these materials will be treated as waste and charged accordingly.

Grass may contain herbicides such as Clopyralid which is used as a broad based leaf weed killer. This chemical would contaminate the greenwaste and is not broken down during the compost process.

Flaxes and bamboos are fibrous in nature and again do not readily breakdown in the composting process.

Grass clippings can be delivered to the site separately for landfill disposal.

Greenwaste can also be dropped at the Picton Transfer Station for a fee of $22.00/m3 which includes onward transportation to the Blenheim composting facility.

Click here to view details on Fees and Charges

Public holiday opening times

See public holiday opening times

Compost sale prices

Product Price (GST inclusive)
Basic compost $50 per scoop (0.5 m3)
Basic compost bagged $6 per bag
Pottager garden mix $55 per scoop (0.5 m3)
Pottager garden mix Bagged $7 per bag
Basic compost mulch $40 per scoop (0.5 m3)
Basic compost mulch bagged $5 per bag

Delivery can be arranged. Charges apply.

Bulk price discounts are available for loads greater than 3 cubic metres.

The site can be contacted directly on phone: 03 578 8516.

How much greenwaste does the site take each year?

The following table shows the volume of greenwaste taken each year. This information is updated annually in July.

2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018
Greenwaste 16,087 17,466 18,251

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