Transfer Station Arrangements - week commencing the 24th April

All Hurunui Council transfer stations will be closed on Anzac Day.

Waiau and Culverden Transfer Stations - change of hours from May 1st.

From the 1st May, the opening hours for the Culverden and Waiau transfer stations are changing.  From this date ...

Locations and Opening Times

Payment by eftpos is available at all transfer stations.


52 Grays Road

  • Monday - 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday - Closed to the public
  • Wednesday - 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday - 10am to 4pm
  • Friday - 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm

Out of hours recycling facilities for food and drink cans, paper, card, plastic bottles and containers are provided at the transfer station gates.

Recycling must be clean and not in sacks or bags when put in the recycling containers.  Lids must removed from plastic bottles.

Cheviot - Mina Road Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 10am to 1pm.
Culverden - St Leonard’s Road

Winter opening hours - 1st April to 31st August

  • Wednesday - 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 10.30am
  • Sunday - 2pm to 4pm
Summer opening hours - 1st September to 31st March
  • Wednesday - 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 10.30am
  • Sunday - 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Hanmer Springs - near the river bridge Winter opening hours - 6th May to 31st August
  • Wednesday - 1pm to 4pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 2pm
Summer opening hours- 1st September to 5th May
  • Tuesday - 1pm to 4pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - 1pm to 4pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 3pm
Waiau - near the river bridge Monday 1pm - 3pm, Thursday 10am to midday and Saturday 11am to 12.30pm. 

Recycling outside of Transfer Station Opening Hours

Hurunui District Council provides recycling banks at the following locations:

Through these glass bottles (no lids), clean food and drink cans, clean newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, telephone directories, junk mail, office waste paper, cardboard, egg boxes and clean plastic bottles (no lids) can be recycled.

Larger volumes and commercial loads of recycling (including glass) should not placed into the recycling bins due to limited space, but delivered to the transfer stations during opening hours.

Transfer Station - Recycling

It is possible to recycle the following through the transfer stations.

Food, drink and pet food cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard must be clean and not in sacks or bags when put in the recycling containers at the Amberley and Hanmer Springs transfer stations. 

Cardboard must be flattened and tied into secure bundles not exceeding 7kgs in weight to be accepted for recycling at Cheviot, Culverden and Waiau transfer stations.

Polystyrene meat trays and plastic strapping are not recyclable. 

Green Waste Recycling

The following types of green waste are accepted through the transfer stations for composting and are determined by the contractor who composts the green waste. 

The aforementioned forms of green waste must be recently removed from the garden.  Old and dried out green waste cannot be accepted for composting.

Materials NOT acceptable for composting (and charged for as general waste) are:

E-Waste Recycling

E-waste and televisions are accepted for recycling at all Hurunui transfer stations.  E-waste needs to remain separate from the other waste and recycling being brought to the transfer station.  On arrival, please speak to a staff member and they will provide assistance.

The following are accepted.

AC adapters and chargers Fax machines Network, data and slave cables
Apple computers (mac) Freeview boxes PC mother boards and servers
Cell phones and chargers Game consoles and controls Photocopiers, printers and scanners
CD-roms and floppy drives Hard drives Power supply leads and three pin plugs
Circuit boards - all grades Keyboard / mouse Stereos and car stereos
Computer monitors Kitchen appliances (metal only) Telecom boards
CPU cards and processors Laptops Telephones and telephone switches
DVD and video players Memory sticks and modems Televisions

Is there anything, which is not accepted at the Transfer Stations?

Medical waste, needles, hazardous waste, ashes, large bundles of wire, sealed drums or containers, large quantities of hardfill, asbestos and tree stumps are not accepted.  Contact Council regarding how to dispose of these.

Should wire be brought to the transfer stations, notify staff on arrival, to enable the quantity requiring disposal to be checked and determined if acceptable.

Commercial waste operators and skips are only permitted at Amberley transfer station. 

The Safe Management of Asbestos

Asbestos is not accepted at any Hurunui Council transfer station.  For information on managing, identifying and disposing of asbestos, please visit the asbestos aware website.   

Asbestos is a health hazard to you and your family, if you inhale the very fine fibres that can be created when you damage or disturb materials that contain it.  If you, or any contractors you use, don’t plan work carefully and take appropriate precautions, you may spread contamination.  This can settle on carpets, drapes and soft furnishings and become airborne at a later date. Don’t expose yourself and your family to this risk.

Discounted Bokashi Composting Kits and Compost-Zing

There are available for purchase at Amberley transfer station (52 Grays Road) for the prices shown below. 

They can also be purchased via Hanmer Springs, Amuri and Cheviot libraries, by ordering, paying in advance and collecting a couple of days later.

Bokashi Composting Kits

Discounted Price

10 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing)


15 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing)


Compost-Zing per 1kg bag


Transfer Station Fees and Charges - 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017.

For further details of the current transfer station charges, visit the Fees and Charges page.