Choosing a waste and recycling service


Christmas period changes to recycling and waste services for Waste Management and Al's Litta Bins

  • All collections that would usually take place on Wednesday 25th December 2019 will be moved to Saturday 28th December 2019.
  • All collections that would usually take place on Wednesday 1st January 2020 will be moved to Saturday 4th January 2020.

For further information or for missed collections, please contact your waste provider directly:

  • Waste Management on (04) 568 3550.
  • Al's Litta Bins on (04) 577 3358 or (027) 4800 785.

There will be no changes to Low Cost Bins collections.


There are two options available to dispose of your general household rubbish/waste - in user-pays Council rubbish bags, or in a user-pays private wheelie bin.

Waste is collected and sent to landfill. Waste disposal is costly to you, and the environment.

General waste bags

Upper Hutt City Council rubbish bags are coloured green and can be purchased from local supermarkets and dairies.

The Council bag refuse collection service is funded by a 'user pays' system whereby the contractor (Waste Management) provides 'Council specified' refuse bags which are brought by the 'users' from retail outlets as and when required. While Council approves (through its contract) the wholesale rubbish bag price that the contractor can onsell to retail outlets, it has no control over the prices set by retail outlets which can vary from store to store.

Alternative private wheelie bin providers

Private waste wheelie bin providers in Upper Hutt include:


When we recycle, materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, cans, and glass are able to be converted into new products. This conserves resources, saves energy, reduces the amount of material sent to landfill and helps protect the environment.

Recently there have been many changes in the global recycling market, particularly in the plastics market. This has resulted in an acceptance of plastics 1 and 2 only for recycling. All other plastics 3 - 7 must be landfilled.

Community recycling station

Open 24/7, the recycling station is a great option to drop-off your recycling. The station accepts paper/cardboard, cans, glass and plastics 1 and 2.

You’ll find the recycling station located at 18 Park Street, just outside Council's depot, to the east of Maidstone Park.

For more information on the station visit the Community recycling station page.