News & Events

Council holiday hours 2018-19

Friday December 21 2018

Opening hours for Palmerston North City Council services and facilities over Christmas and New Year.

Photo shows pohutukawa in blossom.

Council offices

Council offices are closed from 12pm Friday 21 December 2017 and reopen at 8am on Monday 7 January 2018.

The Palmerston North City Council Customer Contact Centre operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! Call 06 356 8199 or email 

Rubbish and recycling collections

Residential collections continue as usual except on Christmas day so unless your usual collection day is Tuesday, you’re all good. Stick to your normal routine.

If your collection day IS a Tuesday you can pop your bags out on Saturday 29 December instead. As usual, please have your bags out on the kerb by 7.30am.

Can’t wait until Saturday or going on holiday? The EnviroWaste transfer station on Matthews Ave will accept your Council rubbish bags free of charge.

We’ll also be picking up your (real) Christmas trees for composting between Monday 7 and Friday 11 January.

Remember, you can check your rubbish and recycling day any time using our handy online tool, along with what recycling to put out – your wheelie bin or your glass crate.

Rubbish and recycling facilities

All closed on Christmas Day.

See our facilities page for opening hours throughout the rest of the holiday period.


For all opening hours, see the library website.