Recycling Centre Re-opens & Garden Waste Collections Resume

Wellington recycling site will reopen on Monday 11 May for essential visits only- in line with updated guidance – and garden waste collections will resume from the same day. To ensure social distancing, protect public and staff and limit numbers, there will be a range of temporary restrictions; queues and delays are likely. Government guidance states visits
should only take place if waste cannot be stored safely at home without risking harm or ill-health, or harm to public health and amenity. If not an essential journey, please wait until sites are back to normal. Delays are likely.

It will be open six days a week: 9am-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays; all closed
Thursdays. Access is one in, one out, a number plate system will be
used: Odd numbers only Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. Even numbers only Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Other restrictions include:
 Maximum two people per household
 No people with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been asked to shield
 No large vans (3.5 tonne or heavier), no trailers
 Gloves to be worn outside vehicles

Only these materials will be taken:
 Refuse usually put in your rubbish
bin, and bulky items, such as furniture
 Garden waste
 Large electrical items, such as
cookers, fridges, TVs etc
 Hazardous chemicals, such as those
from garden sheds or garages
Not taken until further notice:
 Anything involving payment, such as
charged-for hardcore, soil, tyres, gas
bottles or vehicle parts (compost will
not be available to buy)
 Commercial waste
 Asbestos or plasterboard
Please do not take unless essential (as
it will be landfilled):
 Anything usually recycled kerbside –food, cardboard, paper, cans, glass
 Wood, metals, small electrical items
 Plastic pots, tubs, trays, Tetra Paks

Collection of garden waste restarts from Monday 11 May. Subscriptions for
2020-21 will run until mid-May 2021.  Many subscribers collection day and
dates have changed. It’s important that people reread the letter that came with their bin sticker or check this via My Collection Day at

Collections will only be made from 2020-21 subscribers using bins with lids
closed and the correct year sticker, or in paid-for garden waste bags.