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Get clued up on festive season rubbish and recycling

Friday December 19 2014

The Christmas Day rubbish and recycling collections will instead take place on Saturday 27 December.

Collections will occur as normal for the following days:

  • Boxing Day (Friday 26 December)
  • New Year's Day (Thursday 1 January 2015)
  • Day after New Year's (Friday 2 January 2015)

"Please remember to have your rubbish bags and recycling bins or crates out by 7.30am. It pays to note that collection times may be earlier than usual because there'll be less bags out over the holiday period, so our collection team will get around faster" says Allan Davey, waste operations manager.

"We'll dispose of dead organic Christmas trees in the new year. Please ensure they are out on your normal rubbish collection day by 7.30am, during the week starting Monday 5 January 2015."

In some instances trees may not be collected on the day they are placed out, and it may be a few days after. "It is important that you place your tree out on your normal collection day as our team will be moving through the City during that week," says Allan.

The trees will be shredded and composted.

Transfer stations are open during the Christmas and New Year period as follows:

Ashhurst Transfer Station:

Open as usual, Tuesday 1pm - 3pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Bunnythorpe Transfer Station:

Open as usual, Saturday 10am - 4pm

Ferguson Street Recycling Centre:

Closed Christmas Day.

Open from 10am to 3pm on Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and the day after New Year's.

All other days open usual hours, Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday 8am - 4:30pm and Sunday 10am - 3pm

Awapuni Resource Recovery Park:

Closed Christmas Day.

Open 12pm - 4pm on Boxing Day, New Years, and day after New Year's.

All other days open usual hours, Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm