Christmas hours

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​​​Rubbish and recycling​​​

Hamilton’s kerbside rubbish and recycling will be collected one day later following public holidays over the Christmas season and into the new year. 

With Christmas Day falling on a Monday, the usual Monday collection will be collected on Tuesday 26 December, Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday and so on. 

If you usually have a Friday collection it will be collected on the Saturday. The same applies following New Year’s Day, Auckland Anniversary Day (Monday 29 January) and Waitangi Day (Tuesday 6 February) when collections will be one day later than usual in that week. 

The refuse transfer station at 60 Lincoln Street will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On Sundays and other public holidays it is open between 9am and 4​pm. Normal Monday to Saturday hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm.

For further information on rubbish and recycling, or ways to reduce waste in the city, go to

Collection days​Revised collection date
​Monday 25 December​Tuesday 26 December
​Tuesday 26 December​Wednesday 27 December
​Wednesday 27 December​Thursday 28 December
​Thursday 28 December​Friday 29 December
​Friday 29 December​Saturday 30 December
​Monday 1 January​Tuesday 2 January
​Tuesday 2 January​Wednesday 3 January
​Wednesday 3 January​Thursday 4 January
​Thursday 4 January​Friday 5 January
​Friday 5 January​Saturday 6 January

​Municipal Building​​

The main Council office will close at 3pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen at 7.45am on Monday 8 January 2018.

Our call centre remains open 24 hours, seven days a week. Phone 07 838 6699.

Hamilton Libraries

Monday 25 December​​closed
Tuesday 26 December​closed
Wednesday 27 December​open normahours​​​
Thursday 28 December​close at 5.30pm
Friday 29 Decemberopen normahours​​​
Saturday 30 December​open normal hours​​​
​Sunday 31 December open normal hours​​​
​Monday 1 January​closed
​Tuesday 2 January​closed
​Wednesday 3 Januarynormal hours resume

The after-hours returns bins at all libraries will be open.​

Hamilton Pools


Sunday 24 December​9am to 6pm
Monday 25 December​closed
Tuesday 26 December​10am to 7pm
​Wednesday 27 December​6am to 9pm
Thursday 28 December​6am  to 9pm
Friday 29 December​6am to 9pm
​Saturday 30 December​​7am to 9pm
​Sunday 31 December9am to 6pm
Monday 1 January ​10am to 7pm
Tuesday 2 January ​10am to 7pm
​Wednesday 3 January​​open normal hours


Gallagher Aquatic Centre

​Friday 22 December ​6am to 9pm
​Saturday 23 December​7.30am to 8pm
Sunday​ 24 December​​​7.30am to 6.30pm
Monday 25 December​​closed
Tuesday 26 December10am to 7pm
Wednesday 27 December6am to 9pm
​Thursday 28 December6am to 9pm
Friday 29 December​6am to 9pm
Saturday 30 December7.30am to 8pm
Sunday 31 December ​7.30am to 6pm
Monday 1 January​10am to 7pm
​Tuesday 2 January​10am to 7pm
​Wednesday 3 January ​6am to 9pm
​Thursday 4 January ​open normal hours

Monday 25 December​closed


Monday 25 December​closed


​Sunday 24 December​9.30am to 3.30pm
Monday 25 December​closed
Tuesday 26 December​9.30am to 3.30pm
​Wednesday 27 December​9am to 5pm
Thursday 28 December ​​9am to 5pm​
​Friday 29 December​9am to 5pm
Saturday 30 December​9.30am to 3.30pm
​Sunday 31 December​9:30am to 3.30pm
Monday 1 January​9:30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday 2 January9:30am to 3.30pm
Wednesday 3 January9am to 5pm​
Thursday 4 January9am to 5pm
​Friday 5 January​9am to 5pm
​Saturday 6 January​9:30am to 3.30pm
​Sunday 7 January​9:30am to 3.30pm​

Hamilton Zoo

Monday 25 December​closed

Hamilton Gardens Information Centre

Monday 25 December​closed​

Building Unit and inspection services

The office is closed between Saturday 23 December and Sunday 7 January, with the the exceptions below: 

  • Wednesday 27 December to Friday 29 December - inspections by appointment 
  • Wednesday 3 January to Friday 5 January - inspections by appointment

Animal Education and Control

Sunday 24 December​12.30pm to 3pm
​Monday 25 DecemberClosed
​Tuesday 26 DecemberClosed
​Wednesday 27 December ​12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Thursday 28 December​12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Friday 29 December12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Saturday 30 December12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Sunday 31 January12.30pm to 4.30pm
Monday 1 JanuaryClosed
​Tuesday 2 JanuaryClosed
​Wednesday 3 JanuaryBack to normal operating hours

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