Rural Rubbish & Recycling

Not all rural residents will have their kerbside rubbish picked up outside their front gate. Click here (PDF file, 370.1 KB) to locate your collection point on the map. Please also note both the date and direction that the collection truck is travelling.

If you do not live on a collection route, click here to find the nearest drop off point and collection day.

All rubbish must be in Council blue bags and outside in the correct location before 7:30am. Bags placed on the opposite side of the road to direction of travel will not be uplifted.

Bulk Rubbish Collections

A number of bulk rubbish collections take place around the District. To see when it is happening around you please check out the Bulk Refuse Collection Calendar (PDF file, 44.3 KB). All collections start at 9am.


Mobile Recycling Centres are currently positioned at:

Āpiti - Watsons Road, Āpiti - Google Map

Halcombe - 46 Willoughby Street, Halcombe - Google Map

Himatangi Beach - Koputara Road, Himatangi Beach - Google Map

Kimbolton - 7 London Street, Kimbolton - Google Map

Pohangina - 976 Finnis Road, Pohangina (Rear) - Google Map

Rongotea - Wear Street, Rongotea - Google Map

Sanson - 42 Dundas Road, Sanson - access from service lane off Burt Street/behind Z Service Station - Google Map

Tangimoana - Tangimoana Beach Road, Tangimoana - Google Map

Burning or Burying Rubbish

Some rural residents may decide to burn or bury their rubbish rather than disposing at the Waste Transfer Stations. By doing so can negatively affect your health, property and the wider environment.

Manawatu District Council recommends considering the alternatives below when dealing with your leftover waste:

Plastic Waste

Plasback is a private company who are accredited by the Ministry for the Environment. They can collect a variety of waste plastics such as bale wrap, feed bags, twine and high density polyethylene drums. Drums will need to be rinsed three times.

Recycling with Plasback is easy, simply:

  1. Buy Plasback liners online at, or from your local rural merchandising store
  2. Bag your waste as it accumulates - each product type requires its own bag
  3. Call 0508 338 240 to arrange for collection


A number of different options are available for the safe disposal of agricultural chemicals.

3R has annual council subsidised collections of various banned agrichemicals such as DDT and Dieldrin, Lindane, Chlordane (POPs). Other specific unwanted chemicals can also be collected for a fee.

Agrecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust, funded by brand owners of agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene products. Some chemicals are free for disposal and collection, others are subsidised.

Agrecovery also provides free drop-off for participating brands of used agrichemical containers at sites located throughout NZ - Feilding's collection site is at PGG Wrightson, 18 Manchester Street, Feilding. Containers must be triple rinsed with lids off.