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See regional updates for Tairāwhiti (Gisborne), including collection days for public holidays, transfer station information, and FAQs.

2023 Public holiday service information

Public holiday Collection day
Good Friday April 07 Residential kerbside collections as usual
Easter Monday April 10 Collections as usual
Anzac Day April 25 Collections as usual
King's Birthday June 05 Collections as usual
Matariki July 14 Collections as usual
Labour Day Oct 23 Collections as usual



  • Only plastics 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE) and 5 (PP) will be collected at kerbside.
  • Recycling products must be clean and free of residue.
  • Paper should be bundled up securely and carboard stacked inside bins or excess large cardboard tied up flat (maximum of 1m x 1m) and left under bin.
  • Glass should be seperated out where possible in a separate GDC approved bin.
  • Rubbish bags should not exceed 20kgs (4x stickers) - 1 sticker for every 5kg of weight upto 20kgs.


  • Recycling and rubbish must be kerbside by 7am on your allocated collection day.
  • Ensure all plastic and tin lids are removed and placed in your rubbish bag.
  • All recycling must be clean with no food or drink residue in it.
  • Please put ripped paper and reciepts inside an empty carboard box ( eg: cereal box). Loose paper tends to fly around in the street.
  • Remember – if it has had chemicals or fuels in it, it will not be accepted.

Transfer stations in your region

Pricing and other details
  • Gisborne recycle & refuse transfer station

    Opening hours
    Monday - Friday
    7.30am - 4.30pm
    Saturday - Sunday
    9.30am - 3.30pm
    Public holidays
    Open 9.30am - 3.30pm
    Christmas, New Years, Good Friday
    26 & 27 December 2022, 2 & 3 January 2023
    9.30am - 3.30pm
    Transfer station details
    75 Innes St, Awapuni
    0800 10 10 10

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