No. They cost more to produce, handle and store so Council has decided to use only plastic rubbish bags.
Domestic quantities can be taken to the Blenheim, Picton, Havelock, Wairau Valley, Seddon or Rai Valley transfer stations.
For commercial quantities, contact JBL Environmental Ltd, on phone: 03 578 9622 or the Temporary Blenheim Transfer Station, phone 03 579 2061.
Fees and charges information can be found in the fees section.
Refuse is not collected on public holidays. Advertisements are placed in local papers prior to the public holiday showing the alternative dates for collection. Just prior to any public holiday, information on Council closures and services over the public holiday period is also published on this website. The quickest way to access this information is to click on the large graphic, advertising holiday hours, that will appear on the home page at that time.
Contact the Council Customer Service Centre, phone: 03 520 7400. Refer to illegal rubbish dumping.
Port Marlborough provides rubbish facilities for boaties at the Picton and Havelock marinas. Alternatively, you can take your rubbish to any transfer station.
Any number of official bags will be collected.
- Tops must be tied
- Bags must be out by 7.30 am
- Bag weight should not exceed 15 kg
- Wrap broken glass and sharp objects
- Garden refuse is not acceptable
- Let ashes cool
If you move house, leave your remaining official Council bags behind for the next occupant.
Transfer station hours are on each transfer station's page:
See the transfer stations page information on public holiday opening hours. These will also be listed in the newspaper close to each public holiday.
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.
For a map of days in Blenheim, see the kerbside rubbish collection page.
Please ensure your bags are out on the kerb before 7.30 am on the day of your collection.
Each July a rubbish bag voucher for a pack of 52 official Council rubbish bags is posted to property owners.
Official Council rubbish bags can be purchased at any time from Council's Customer Service Centres in Blenheim or Picton, or participating retails. You will find a list of these at on the official Council rubbish bags page.