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Flood waste and silt collections

If you require assistance with the removal of silt or flood-damaged household waste from your property, we can help. Find out what services are avilable to you here.

Flood-damaged waste

Dealing with flood waste following Cyclone Gabrielle can be a challenging and overwhelming task. To assist flood-affected residents, we provided a free flood waste disposal service at Redclyffe Transfer Station, which was available up to Friday 30 June, 2023.

We understand there are Napier residents who were unable remove flood waste from their properties before this date due to extenuating circumstances. If you are in this position, you may be eligible for an exemption to flood waste disposal charges at Redclyffe Transfer Station. To find out if you are eligible, please view the eligibility criteria below before applying. If you are unsure, please contact our Waste Team at

To be eligible for an exemption:

  1. Applicants must reside within the Napier boundaries and provide proof of address.
  2. Floodwaste must be related to, or is the direct result of events caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.
  3. Applicants must not be covered by contents insurance policies that cater to the disposal of flood-damaged waste.
  4. Applicants must provide an explanation of their extenuating circumstances, which prevented them from meeting the 30 June 2023 flood waste disposal deadline.

Apply for an exemption

To apply for an exemption to flood waste disposal charges at Redclyffe Transfer Station, please email with your details and supporting exemption information.

This service will be available to Napier residents until further advised.


Silt collection

Residential: Sites for the disposal of clean silt from residential sections have been identified. Property owners need to arrange to have the silt on their properties and from under their homes piled onto the verge outside their home (not in the gutter), or front garden if the verge is not large enough. It will be picked up and disposed of by contractors, with the pile pick-up and disposal council-funded. All sites are only able to be accessed by contractors.

Rural: Regionally, sites that can take clean silt from rural properties are being managed by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. 

To advise an address for rural or residential silt collection please complete an online silt collection request form here or call 0800 108 838 and press 2 for cyclone-related waste collections. You will be asked a few questions to enable our collection teams to select the right collection and disposal options.


Other flood waste

The HB Regional Council has identified a number of waste types which will need to be dealt with in different ways. They ask that you keep these waste types separate to minimize the amount of mixed-waste that end up in already overloaded waste sites.

The types of waste covered are:

  • Animal (livestock) carcass retrieval and disposal
  • Silt
  • Wood debris
  • Posts and wire

Advice on disposing of the following wastes will be provided later:

  • Hazardous materials and
  • Chemical waste

For further information regarding disposal of flood waste head to Hawke's Bay Regional Council Facebook page or their website


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