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
Waste Management Services
The Council provides a number of waste
management services for district residents, businesses, schools and
- 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 the Council's transfer stations: Southbrook
operates seven days a week, and Oxford is open for two days each week
of a cleanfill disposal site - access to this site is limited to
companies registered with the Council to ensure only compliant cleanfill is deposited there.
Organic Waste Stream - Call for Expressions of Interest
Parties interested in partnering with Council in processing and marketing organic waste from the Waimakariri District are invited to express their interest. Full details on our Tenders page.
Landfills in the Waimakariri District
The Waimakariri District does not have any operating landfills, although
the Council manages five closed landfill sites at Rangiora, Kaiapoi,
Oxford, Mandeville and Cust. Residual waste is sent to the regional
landfill at Kate Valley in the Hurunui District.
Other wastes are disposed of as follows:
Green garden waste is transported to out-of-district composting facilities
- Kerbside recycling is sent to the Eco Central Ltd MRF in Christchurch
- Other diverted waste is sent to appropriate facilities for recycling, processing or treatment.
Waste Management Plan
The Council adopted their Waste Management
Plan in 2009 order to
divert more waste from landfill.
Solid Waste Activity Management Plan
The Council's Solid Waste Activity Management Plan gathers together
information on the solid waste assets and services. It sets out the
strategies and financial requirements for the solid waste activity for
the next 10 years.
Solid Waste Bylaw and Waste Licensing
The Council adopted a Solid Waste Bylaw to impose reasonable, appropriate and enforceable performance standards and
requirements that are applicable to waste collection, transportation,
disposal and treatment services.
Non-Natural Rural Waste Research
The way farms and rural businesses deal with their waste is the focus of
a study being done for Environment Canterbury, reflecting the growing
interest in improving sustainable farming practices.