Changes to Waste Services
Council is changing the way we deal with rubbish and recycling from 1 JULY 2024. These changes affect the whole district.
Council has approved changes to waste services including expanding the kerbside collection area, changing the kerbside collection, and introducing remote transfer stations.
Kerbside collection area expansion
Council is changing the kerbside collection area to include Blenheim, Grovetown, Havelock, Picton, Rārangi, Rai Valley, Renwick, Seddon, Spring Creek, and Tuamarina.
Changes to kerbside collection – wheelie bins
Council is changing how we collect refuse and recycling from the kerbside. These changes include a wheelie bin for refuse serviced fortnightly, a wheelie bin for recycling excluding glass serviced fortnightly and a recycling crate for glass only. Refuse and recycling will be serviced on alternate weeks.
In recognition of the fact that households will produce varying amounts of rubbish and recycling Council has included three wheelie bin set size options based on the following:
(general waste only)
The annual cost will be updated for inflation prior to the start of the new service on 1 JULY 2024.
The annual cost is based on servicing both wheelie bins and the crate on a fortnightly basis which will appear on your rates bill as a targeted rate marked Refuse and Recycling Charge. There is no opt out option for services provided through a targeted rate.
How do I know if my property is included in the kerbside collection area?
You can check if your property is included in the kerbside collection area by typing your address into the Refuse/Recycling Expansion Areas Smart Map:
If your property is not shown on the kerbside collection area, then it is not included at this time.
Remote transfer stations
Council will be providing remote transfer stations under the new contract. Remote transfer stations will include larger wheelie bins for all recycling and waste. People will be required to sort their recycling and waste in to the appropriate bins and all glass will be placed in the large skip and sorted by colour.
The confirmed sites are Awatere Valley Road (where current recycling bin is), Ohingaroa Quarry, Waihopai and Ward (where current transfer station is). The are still some additional locations for the remote transfer stations to be confirmed.
Current transfer stations
The Ward transfer station will be converted into a remote transfer station.
The Rai Valley transfer station will be upgraded to include a remote transfer station facility.
There will be no changes to the remainder of the current transfer station network.
Current coin skips
The current coin skips located in the Marlborough Sounds will be replaced by remote transfer stations.
Current rural community recycling bins
The rural community recycling bins will be replaced by a combination of the expanded kerbside service and the remote transfer stations.
FAQs Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection
Frequently asked questions about the proposed changes to kerbside rubbish and recycling collection.
This page lists media releases and news stories relating to the changes in waste services and the introduction of wheelie bins to Marlborough's kerbside collection.
What day is my bin being collected?
This page contains information on how to find out which day your rubbish or recycling wheelie bin will be collected.