The following shows the preferred options for dealing with our waste.
Should you experience any issues with the kerbside service, please notify Council on 03 520 7400. This number is monitored after hours through Call Care.
Email Marlborough District Council with kerbside service issues
Please note these emails will only be processed during normal business hours, which are 8.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
When is my collection day?
In Blenheim, kerbside pickups of the recycling crates are carried out Monday to Friday. To check what day your crate will be collected see the map below. Please ensure your crates are out on the kerb before 7.30 am on the day of your collection.
In Picton, kerbside pickups of the recycling crates are carried out on Tuesdays. Please ensure your crates are out on the kerb before 7.30 am on the day of your collection.
Kerbside public holiday collections
Council does not normally do kerbside collections on public holidays. Instead, the service is provided on the working day after or the working day before the public holiday.
For more information on alternative collection days, use the link below.
What can I put in the crate?
See your Recycling Guide for what can and what can't be recycled.
All recyclables must be placed in the Council crate provided.
Please place your crate at the edge of the kerb outside your property. Please do not obstruct the pavement.
Please note that you can only put out one recycling crate per week. All recyclables must fit in the Council crate.
We will not collect from other containers or any material outside the crate.
For items that do not fit in the crate provided, please visit the Resource Recovery Centre in Blenheim or check out the recycling at the transfer stations.
Some hazardous materials accepted at transfer stations for recycling include: waste oil, scrap metal, LPG bottles, paint, batteries.
A review of the kerbside collection system was undertaken in 2017.