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Rubbish and recycling

Find out about reducing, reusing and recycling waste in Lower Hutt.

From July 1 2021, our new rubbish and recycling service paid for through rates will be in place.

Find out about recycling your household waste and how we dispose of it.

We're all responsible for disposing our rubbish with the environment in mind.

Hazardous waste is anything that could be dangerous for people or the environment. It should not be put into your normal household rubbish - find out how to safely dispose of it.

Illegal dumping is the disposal of (waste) items onto public or private land.

Tips and tricks to help you create a greener household or business and live more sustainably. has stories about everyday people in our community who are on their waste reduction journey. Get simple tips and tricks to help you get started, or try out our cool quiz to test how well you're doing to sort waste.

Fees and charges for the landfill and littering infringements.

We own a cleanfill site in Wainuiomata for commercial customers only.

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30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Standard Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Private Bag 31-912, Lower Hutt, 5040
+64 4 570 6666 | 0800 HUTT CITY