Rubbish and Recycling
On non-holiday weeks, Hurunui Council refuse and recycling bags are collected on the following days.
|Monday||Hanmer Springs, Gore Bay and Mt. Lyford|
Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield and Leithfield Beach
|Wednesday||Waipara, Scargill, Omihi, Greta Valley, Motunau Beach and Cheviot|
Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari and Hawarden
Rubbish and recycling bags are sold at the locations below for $4.00 per rubbish bag and 60 cents per recycling bag. The cost contributes towards collection, processing and disposal.
Refuse and recycling bags are sold in rolls of 5 bags only at all retail outlets
Single bags are available for purchase at Council outlets only.
- Amberley Transfer Station
- Amberley Super Liquor
- Amberley Countdown
- Amberley Council Offices
- Amberley, Amuri, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs Libraries
- Amberley Hotel
- Cheviot Hardware
- Gas Waikari
- Hanmer Springs Transfer Station
- Hanmer Springs Log Cabin
- Hanmer Springs Service Station
- Hanmer Springs Super Liquor
- Hawarden Four Square
- Rotherham General Store
- Waiau Hardware
Soft plastic recycling
Soft plastics recycling has returned to Countdown in
The drop off bin provided in store at Amberley Countdown takes all clean, empty and dry soft plastic packaging including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit (non-foil) wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags- basically almost anything made of plastic, which can be scrunched into a ball.
The soft plastics collected through the scheme are blended with other plastics to make fence posts, vegetable gardens and vehicle stops here in New Zealand.
Through the project the following are not accepted - compostable bags, yoghurt pots and rigid plastics, heavy foiled bags, bags, wrap or film which is contaminated with food and liquid, cellophane, face masks, disposable gloves or RAT test packaging. So please do not include these as this will result in contamination.
For those unable to drop soft plastics to Countdown in Amberley, another option is to recycle via NZ Post who provides a specific courier bag (recycled of course) that you can purchase and fill, and then book a courier for pickup or drop at your local NZ Post store, to help you recycle.
Please do not place soft plastics in Councils recycling bags, recycling bins or in the recycling areas at the transfer stations, as they cannot be recycled via EcoSort, but instead support the local drop off facility provided by Amberley Countdown. For further information, visit the Soft Plastics Recycling website.
Additional Recycling Information
Where to buy a discounted composting kit; options for farm waste and other ways to maximise re-use and recycling.
Details regarding how rural residents can use the rubbish and recycling collection service.
Transfer Station Recycling
Find out what can be recycled via the transfer stations.