Garden Waste/ Greenwaste

Garden waste

  • compost at home – $20 discount vouchers for local residents to help with the cost of purchasing compost bins, EM Bokashi systems, worm farms and worms are available from Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council offices. You can also download an NCC discount voucher here.  For more information about composting at home, go to
  • all regional Resource Recovery Centres, apart from Richmond accept greenwaste (fees apply) – Nelson; Mariri (Motueka); Takaka; Collingwood; & Murchison.  Richmond residents can take greenwaste to Greenwaste to Zero.  Flax leaves, toi toi, bamboo and palm leaves are NOT accepted the Nelson Transfer Station – all other sites accept them.
  • Greenwaste to Zero  and Wholesale Landscapes  accept greenwaste. It is cheaper per volume to take your greenwaste to these sites than dispose of it through general rubbish at the regional transfer stations. Flax leaves, toi toi, bamboo and palm leaves are NOT accepted at the Nelson Transfer Station – all other sites accept them.
  • Can Plan and Nelmac provide a greenwaste collection service for households  in Nelson (fees apply)
  • BinGo Skip Hire, Motueka Bin Hire, and Scotts HIR-A-BIN provide collection services for businesses and households in the Motueka area


Resource Recovery Centres

Collingwood RRC, 93 Bainham-Collingwood Road, Collingwood   Ph: (03) 524 8962

Mariri RRC, Robinson Road, Mariri   Ph: (03) 526 7896

Murchison RRC, 41 Matakitaki West Bank Road, Murchison   Ph: (03) 523 1013

Nelson City Council Transfer Station, 6 Vivian Place, Pascoe Street, Tahunanui   Ph: (03) 548 5760

Richmond RRC, 14 Fittal Street, Beach Road, Richmond   Ph: (03) 543 9000

Takaka RRC, 45 Scotts Road, Takaka   Ph: (03) 525 8857



BinGo Skip Hire, Motueka   Ph: (03) 528 0000

Can Plan, 23 Forests Road, Stoke   Ph: (03) 547 0642

Envirowaste, 42 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook   Ph: (03) 547 3389

Greenwaste to Zero, 18 Cargill Place, Beach Road, Richmond   Ph: (03) 544 8857

Motueka Bin Hire, 417 Whakarewa Street, Motueka   Ph: (03) 528 9346

Nelmac, 2 Bullen Street, Tahunanui   Ph: (03) 546 0910

Scotts HIR-A-BIN, Motueka   Ph: (03) 528 8727

Waste Management, 36 Venice Place, Stoke   Ph: (03) 548 1166

Wholesale Landscapes, 55 Saxton Road, Stoke   Ph: (03) 547 5300