Rubbish & recycling

Council rubbish and recycling disposal services in Wellington.

Missed rubbish and recycling collections

Monday rubbish and recycling collections have been experiencing some issues due to the heavy loads following the weekend. If your collection has been missed, the trucks will return the following day. We apologise for the inconvenience, and are working on a solution.

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.


Rubbish in Wellington is collected by specially-designed, one-person operated trucks. The driver of ...

Wheelie bin clip

Wellington City Council has distributed clips to every household in the capital that currently has a...

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