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General information

Marlborough sends up to 65,000 tonnes of refuse to landfill each year.

Marlborough District Council provides a weekly kerbside refuse collection service in Blenheim and Picton, and operates waste transfer stations at several locations throughout Marlborough.

Waste collected by kerbside collection and at the transfer stations is transported to the Bluegums Regional Landfill south of Blenheim on Taylor Pass Road.

A number of materials and chemicals are classified as hazardous waste and their disposal to landfill should be avoided. Examples of hazardous wastes are; asbestos, PCBs (in old capacitors), re-chargeable batteries, pesticides, solvents and used oil.

Domestic quantities of these wastes are accepted free of charge at any of Marlborough's transfer stations.

See map of transfer stations, kerbside collection and coin skips in Marlborough

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  • Bluegums Landfill

    The Bluegums Landfill has been engineered to high standards and is expected to service the Marlborough district until 2068.

  • Hazardous Waste

    A number of materials and chemicals are classified as hazardous waste and their disposal to landfill should be avoided.

  • Kerbside Rubbish Collection

    In Blenheim, kerbside pickups of official Council rubbish bags are carried out Monday to Friday. In Picton, kerbside pickups of official Council rubbish bags are carried out on Tuesdays.

  • Marlborough Litter Project

    The Marlborough Litter Project has now been completed.

  • Official Council Rubbish Bags

    You can get official Council rubbish bags from Council's Customer Service Centres in Picton and Blenheim, as well as a number of retailers.

  • Picton Marina Waste Services

    Council has provided waste collection points at the public jetty and London Quay areas of the Picton Marina.

  • Public Holiday Opening Times

    Waste Sorting Centre (WSC), Transfer Stations (TS), Re-use Centre (RUC), Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) and E-Waste public holiday opening times for 2020/2021.

  • Refuse FAQs

    Contains lists of refuse-related FAQs.

  • Taylor Pass Closed Landfill - Future Use

    The Taylor Pass landfill site operated up until the mid-1990’s receiving waste from the Blenheim community and surrounding areas

  • Transfer Stations

    When visiting a transfer station with your refuse, please bring your own shovel, rake or broom for unloading the rubbish off your trailer.

  • Waste Fees and Charges

    Waste, refuse, coin skip, transfer station and landfill fees.

  • Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

    As required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, Council has developed a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.