Waste Collection and Transfer Stations

Transfer Station Locations and Hours

2020 Transfer Station Information


Kumara Transfer Station
Thursdays: 9.00am – 12pm
Sundays: 9.00am – 12pm

Hokitika Transfer Station
84 Hau Hau Road, Kaniere 7811
7 days a week: 9.00am – 4.00pm
At the Hokitika Transfer Station, there is a collection area for items that can be reused. Check with the operational staff for what can be left for free (eg. tables, chairs, couches, desks, etc).

Ross Transfer Station
Wednesdays: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Saturdays: 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Harihari Transfer Station
Wednesdays: 8.30am – 11.30am
Saturdays: 8.30am – 11.30am

For all enquiries please contact 03 755 7594, or after-hours on 0800 88 66 55. The above sites are proudly run by EnviroWaste.

Whataroa Transfer Station
Tuesdays: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Sundays: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Franz Josef Transfer Station
Winter Hours (1st May – 31st October)
Fridays 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sundays 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Summer Hours (1st November – 30th April)
Tuesdays: 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sundays: 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Fox Glacier Transfer Station (Mobile Recycling Collection Area)
Monday 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Thursday 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Haast Landfill
Wednesdays: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Sundays: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

For all enquiries please contact 027 660 9444. The above sites are proudly run by South Westland Rubbish Removal.
South Westland Rubbish Removal


Waste Collection – Rubbish and Recycling

Please ensure your bins are out by 8am.

Collection Days
Mondays —
Kaniere Road, Lake Kaniere, Woodstock-Rimu Road, Ross, Ruatapu, Takutai Road Golf Course, and Arthurstown Road.

Tuesdays —
North side of Hampden Street, north side of Hokitika township.

Wednesdays —
South side of Hampden Street, south side of Hokitika township.

Thursdays — 
Brickfield and Blue Spur Roads to Arahura bridge, Kumara Junction to Stafford Loop Road, and Kumara township to Taramakau bridge (return).

A printable version of this schedule is available in the booklet PDF below.

Collection Calendar
Westland’s kerbside collection service is run on an alternating fortnightly schedule. Please refer to the calendar below to determine which service is applicable for the current week.

A printable version of this schedule is available in the collection booklet available here.

Address Lookup
Unsure what day applies to your property? Search for your address in our online mapping system – from here you’ll see a day listed against your property on the right-hand side of the screen (please note this is indicative only).

Online Maps

IntraMaps snapshot of Collection Day

Alternatively, view the indicative route maps directly.

Wheelie Bins
It is your responsibility to take care of your wheelie bins. Please put them out before 8.00am on your day of collection and bring them in that same day. Note that rubbish or recycling placed outside/around your bin will not be collected.

If you have a new property or have not received your wheelie bin please contact the Council on 03 756 9010. Loss or damage to wheelie bins will incur a replacement fee. Official Council rubbish bags will no longer be collected from the kerbside, these will however be accepted free of charge at our Transfer Stations.

For instructions on how to put your wheelie bin out properly please view the collection booklet.

Remember to be considerate of the people collecting Westland’s waste and not put out anything that may cause them harm. Please remember —

  • No hazardous or injurious materials
  • If in doubt, leave it out!

Please note that the collection schedule runs as normal on all public holidays except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and New Year's Day Holiday.

Glass bottles and jars will no longer be collected from the kerbside. Residents are responsible for transporting their glass recycling to their local Transfer Station and depositing of it free of charge.

You will have been delivered an information booklet containing all the information you need to know about this service. If you have not received one, please come into the Council office and pick one up. Alternatively, you can print one here.