Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

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Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

Changes to Site Access from Monday 7 December 2020

The greenwaste acceptance facility is located opposite the Resource Recovery Centre in Blenheim. Greenwaste and grass deliveries from the community are accepted at this site.

With effect from Monday 7 December 2020 entrance to the site will be via Wither Road.

Opening hours

Open all year, below are the non-summer periods:

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Weekends

10.00 am to 4.00pm

Summer period: Last Monday before Christmas to the Sunday after Waitangi Day.

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Public holiday opening times

Public Holiday

Day

Date

Opening Times

Waitangi Day (Observed)

Monday

8 February

8am till 4.30pm

Good Friday

Friday

2 April

Closed

Easter Monday

Monday

5 April

8am till 4.30pm

ANZAC Day

Sunday

25 April

1pm till 4.00pm

Anzac Day (Observed)

Monday

26 April

8am till 4.30pm

Queen's Birthday

Monday

7 June

8am till 4.30pm

Labour Day

Monday

25 October

8am till 4.30pm

Marlborough Anniversary

Monday

1 November

8am till 4.30pm

Christmas Day

Saturday

25 December

Closed

Christmas Day (Observed)

Monday

27 December

8am till 4.30pm

Boxing Day (Observed)

Tuesday

28 December

8am till 4.30pm

New Years Day (Observed)

Monday

3 January

8am till 4.30pm

Day After NY Day (Observed)

Tuesday

4 January

8am till 4.30pm

Waste Fees and Charges

All greenwaste and grass deliveries are manually measured and gate fees charged based on a rate per cubic metre.

Greenwaste Acceptance Facility

Charges per Cubic Metre Including GST

Greenwaste material to Blenheim compost site per cubic metre

$15.00

Grass clippings for landfill disposal per cubic metre

$46.20

Greenwaste to Picton Transfer Station per cubic metre

$25.00

Individual Price List By Container Size

Container size

Greenwaste

Grass

Per Cubic Metre

$15.00

$46.20

60 Litre Bag (Council size)

$1.00

$2.80

80 Litre Bag (Medium)

$1.20

$3.70

120L Wheelie Bin

$2.00

$5.50

240L Wheelie Bin

$3.50

$11.00

205L Drum (44 gallon)

$3.00

$9.50

Standard Woolpack

$7.20

$22.20

1 Tonne Sack

$11.00

$33.50

Greenwaste and Grass Deliveries

Grass should be delivered separate from greenwaste due to the potential presence of pesticides, herbicides and the likes. Composting does not break down these chemicals so we need to ensure that the grass is kept separate and sent to landfill for disposal.

For clarity unsorted mixed loads of grass and greenwaste will be treated as grass, charged at the grass rate and sent to landfill for disposal.

Just make sure when you are delivering material to the site to keep them separated so the attendant can measure them.

Why have we switched the site traffic and charging back to the 2019 system?

The greenwaste site was using the weighbridges previously but this led to excessive queuing, particularly at the weekends. The revised traffic layout i.e. entrance and exit via Wither road will reduce the impacts of queuing.

The revised charging system reflects a manual measurement approach now that access to the weighbridges is no longer available.

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 03 578 8516.

How much greenwaste does the site take each year?

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

2019 to 2020

Greenwaste

3,915

Grass

79

Totals

3,994

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