Waste collection days

Changes to collection during Christmas period please see below.


Rubbish 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 bought 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 on-sell to retail outlets, it has no control over the prices set by retail outlets which can vary from store to store.


Please ensure refuse bags and wheelie bins are placed kerbside by 7.30 am. For further information please contact Waste Management on (04) 568 3550 or your alternative provider.

Below is a general guide to collection days for Council’s waste collection contractor is provided below.

Please note that this is a general guide only with some suburbs, such as Elderslea, Trentham and the Central Business District (CBD) being split into two areas and rubbish is collected over two days. Contact Waste Management directly on (04) 568 3550 or contact us on (04) 527 2169 to find out the rubbish collection day for your street.

Monday Totara Park, Timberlea, Clouston Park, Maoribank, Kingsley Heights
Tuesday Ebdentown, Te Marua, Parkdale, Birchville, Emerald Hill, Brown Owl, Central Business District, Mangaroa Valley, Whitemans Valley (Mangaroa Valley Rd to Russell Rd)
Wednesday Elderslea, Wallaceville, Trentham, Heretaunga South
Thursday Poets Block, Cottle Block, Brentwood, Trentham, Heretaunga North, Riverstone Terraces
Friday Central Business District, Silverstream, Pinehaven, Whiteman’s Valley (Russell Rd to Blue Mountains), Blue Mountains, Akatarawa, Kaitoke, Moonshine


Christmas period please note the two following changes:

  • All rubbish bag collections that would usually take place on Wednesday 25th December 2019 will be moved to Saturday 28th December 2019.
  • All rubbish bag collection 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 Waste Management directly on (04) 568 3550.


Alternative providers

Alternative private wheelie bin service providers in Upper Hutt include:

Public holidays

For those using Council’s rubbish collection service (Waste Management)

Public holidays do not affect the collection of Council rubbish bags except for Good Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

For those using an alternative refuse provider

Public holidays may affect the collection of your rubbish bags. Contact your refuse provider for more detailed information about their public holiday collection service.


Illegally dumped waste

To report illegally dumped waste please contact us directly with as much information as possible e.g. location, date, time.