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Gisborne Transfer Station

Please note: We are making some changes at our 75 Innes Street transfer station to make it easier and safer for you to drop off your recycling. It’s going to take about two weeks, so in the meantime please drop off your recycling in the coned-off cages near the parking lot. Thanks for your understanding! In two weeks we’ll have a new concrete drop-off point ready to go!

Gisborne Refuse Transfer Station is a purpose built facility open to the public and commercial business for the disposal of general waste, green garden waste and recycling. This site is cashless - EFTPOS / Paywave ONLY

Also provided is a free recycling location to accept small quantities cardboard / paper / aluminum and steel cans / glass bottles and jars / plastic bottles and containers marked with the 1-5 inside the triangle. Commercial quantities are accepted over the weighbridge.

Site safety:

  • No parking on yellow lines
  • Obey staff instructions
  • Drive slow, give way
  • Children and pets to remain in vehicles
  • Covered footwear must be worn - no bare feets or jandals / sandals
  • We are paywave and EFTPOS only.
  • Enter at your own risk, no responsibility is accepted for any damage how ever caused.



Description  Minimum Weight (kg) Weighbridge weight per tonne Car/ute/trailer minimum charge
General  50kg $513.00 $24.00
Green  50kg $240.00 $13.00
Hardfill  100kg $433.00 $44.00
Cardboard 100kg $245.00 $20.00
Tin  30kg $712.00 $20.00
Glass 75kg $315.00 $20.00



  • General Waste: General household and commercial waste
  • Garden Waste: Lawn clippings, leaves, and tree trimmings, untreated only. No flax.
  • Paper/cardboard: Recycling must be separated. Clean cardboard and paper. Contaminated or mixed products will be treated as general waste. Recycling must be separated.
  • Plastic/tin/aluminium/co-mingled: Plastic grade 1 and 2 only, tin and aluminium. Contaminated or mixed products will be treated as general waste. No polystyrene or poly panel.
  • Glass: Recycling must be separated. Colour sorted glass bottles and jars. Contaminated or mixed products will be treated as general waste. No windows or laminated glass.
  • Hardfill/cleanfill: Concrete (no steel). Rock, rubble, Sand, clays, soil, dirt, ceramics/tiles, asphalt, fibreboard, window or sheet glass. No contaminated soils.
    • Putresibles (hazardous): Obnoxious waste (Dead animals, offal, faeces, rotten organic material. Must be fully wrapped, bagged and sealed).
    • Waste Oil - $3.00 per litre
    • Car tyres (off rim) - $5 each
    • Weighbridge charge (each visit) - $20
    • GDC refuse stickers - $4.32 or bag dropoff
    • All prices incl. GST

Special waste

By prior arrangement only. Price on application.

  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Treated timber
  • Appliances
  • E-waste
  • Batteries
  • Flexible plastic

Not accepted at this facility:

  • Paint
  • Oils or pretroliums
  • Liquid waste
  • Medical waste
  • Car bodies
  • Large commercial tyres
Transfer station details
0800 10 10 10
75 Innes Street, Awapuni Gisborne 4010


Day Opening hours
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday - Sunday 7.30am - 3.30pm
Christmas Day CLOSED


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