Several transfer stations are operating in Marlborough. Links to a transfer station from the list below will give information on its location and opening hours.
Refuse collected at transfer stations is transported to the regional landfill. Recycling collected at the transfer stations is transported to the Resource Recovery Centre.
When visiting a transfer station with your refuse, please bring your own shovel, rake or broom for unloading the rubbish from your trailer. For information on fees and charges, use the link below.
Please note that Eftpos is available at the Blenheim Waste Sorting Centre and Picton Transfer Stations.
All transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning. On all other public holidays, all transfer stations are open for their normal hours of operation.
How much do we send to landfill?
The following table shows how much waste passed through our transfer stations and was sent to landfill for dumping. This information is updated annually in July.
|Tonnage sent to landfill|
|Blenheim TS (now Waste Sorting Centre)||4,409||5,414||6,054|
|Rai Valley TS||173||194||235|
The Blenheim Transfer Station has been upgraded to a Waste Sorting Centre.
The Havelock Transfer Station is located on Queen Charlotte Drive next to the Kaituna River.
24-hour coin-operated skips are available for use at four locations around the Marlborough Sounds.
The Picton Transfer Station is in Gravesend Place near the start of Queen Charlotte Drive.
The Rai Valley Transfer Station is on Ronga Road near the turn-off to Okiwi Bay (24-hour $3 coin operated skip).
The Seddon Transfer Station is located just north of the Seddon township, at the rear of the golf course.
The Wairau Valley Transfer Station is at the end of Church Lane at the township.