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There are transfer stations located in Masterton, Riversdale and Castlepoint.
The Masterton transfer station can be found at 1 Nursery Road and accepts household and commercial general waste. It also accepts hazardous waste like paints, chemicals, household batteries, vehicle batteries, gas bottles and e-waste in small quantities for free. This waste needs to be separated from landfill so you need to let operators in the kiosk know if you have hazardous waste.
All recycling is free, but it must be taken to the recycling centre and sorted.
09:00am – 12:00am
11:00am – 03:00pm
Sunday in Dec, Jan & Feb
1:30pm – 4:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm
1:30pm – 7:30pm
Phone: 06 377 5624
Monday to Friday
Sunday + Public Holidays
7:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
01:00pm – 4:30pm
The Masterton Transfer Station is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Call the Masterton Transfer Station on 06 377 5624.
What you can bring
- Household Rubbish
- Laptops, Computers, CD & DVD Players, Routers etc.
- Household Appliances and Whiteware
- Household Batteries
- Car Batteries
- Garden Waste
- Paints (not commercial quantities)
- Chemicals (not commercial quantities)
- Gas Bottles
Please advise the kiosk if you have the following material, which must be managed at the appropriate area and may require documentation:
- Hazardous wastes
- Large tree stumps
- Clean fill
- Gas cylinders
- Fencing wire
- Bagged offal and animal carcasses
- Paints/oil/solvents and their containers
- Commercial loads of sawdust and shavings
- Green waste
What you can’t bring
- Hot ashes
- Emergency flares
- Flax, bamboo, cabbage tree leaves, and ginger root must be disposed of as general refuse, not taken to green waste
There has been a big increase in the number of fires happening in landfills. There are three major causes of landfill fires:
- Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
- Discarded Emergency Flares
- Hot Ashes
The lithium-ion batteries in mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers, gaming and other mobile devices has led to an increase in the number of fires occurring in landfills. When these batteries are ruptured they can explode or the thermal reaction that occurs when exposed to oxygen starts fires within the adjacent waste.
Emergency flares are often discarded when they pass their ‘Expiry Date’. These devices are explosive and contain chemicals that are highly reactive and can cause fires when they’re activated.
Hot ash which is more common in winter, is the third major fire starter. Ideally ash should be wet and left for a week before disposal.
You can now recycle household batteries at the following locations:
- Masterton Transfer Station, 1 Nursery Road
- Riversdale Transfer Station, 1171 Homewood Road, Masterton
- Castlepoint Transfer Station, 19 Jetty Road, Masterton
- Wairarapa Resource Centre, King Street, Masterton
Place a piece of masking tape over the positive terminal end so that it doesn’t come into contact with the metal of other batteries.