Waste collection days

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 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. 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. 

Day of week Suburb 
Monday  Totara Park, Timberlea, Clouston Park, Maoribank, Kingsley Heights
Tuesday  Ebdentown, Te Marua, Parkdale, Birchville, Brown Owl, Emerald Hill, 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 


Missed collections

For missed collections or for further information contact Upper Hutt City Council.

Public holidays

For those using Council rubbish bags and/or service provider Waste Management, public holidays do not affect collection except for Good Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. 

  • The collection that would normally take place on Good Friday will take place the next day on Saturday.
  • The collection that would normally take place on Christmas and New Year's days will take place the following Saturday.

For those using an alternative refuse collection provider, contact your refuse provider for more detailed information about their public holiday collection service.

Alternative providers

Alternative private wheelie bin service providers in Upper Hutt include:

Illegally dumped waste

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