Rubbish & recycling

In a growing district like Waimakariri, it is important that waste is managed so that we can reduce the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill.

The Council provides a number of waste services for the district's residents, businesses, schools and visitors:

  • A weekly kerbside refuse bag and fortnightly recycling wheelie bin collection service is provided to approximately 75% of the district’s households.
  • Waste disposal, diversion and recycling services are available at our transfer stations - Southbrook operates  seven days a week, and Oxford is open two days each week.
  • Operation of a cleanfill disposal site - access to this site is limited to companies registered with the Council to ensure only compliant cleanfill is deposited here.