Rubbish & recycling

Council rubbish and recycling disposal services in Wellington.

COVID-19 update

Landfill facilities: Closed to the general public

Kerbside recycling collection: Postponed

Kerbside rubbish collection: Continuing as usual

Updates and more information:

Easter collections

Rubbish is not collected on Good Friday. Instead, the collection is moved to the Saturday that follows. Collections on all other days will happen as usual. If your rubbish is collected by a private operator, contact them for information on their holiday collections.

When should I put out my rubbish and recycling?

Enter the name of your street below to find out when you need to put out your rubbish and recycling, and the type of recycling to put out.

Your search results will also give you options to download your rubbish and recycling calendar or add it to your iCalendar.


Rubbish and recycling collection days for Wellington suburbs and the central business district.


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