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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Council has two transfer stations that provide a range of waste disposal, diversion and recycling services.
Address: 284 Flaxton Road, Rangiora
Phone: 03 313 5499
ReSale Store phone: 03 313 5798
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Fees and charges
Address: 46 High Street, Oxford
Opening Hours: Friday 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4.30 pm
Fees and Charges
The Oxford Transfer Station and Southbrook Resource Recovery Park are closed on the following public holidays
The ReSale Store at Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be closed on Easter Sunday. The rest of the centre will be open for recycling and waste disposal.
The following separated materials are accepted at no charge* at Oxford Transfer Station and Southbrook Resource Recovery Park:
Recyclable expanded polystyrene foam is accepted at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park only. Domestic loads (up to 1.4m3 or a smaller trailer or ute load) are accepted for free, but larger loads are charged over the weighbridge. Please see the Rubbish and recycling fees and charges page for more information.
The following reusable goods are accepted at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park:
Reusable goods must be in good, saleable condition to be accepted for no charge at the Recycling and Recovery Centre.
The lists above have been supplied by Living Earth, who take greenwaste from Southbrook Resource Recovery Park for composting. Note: These lists are intended as a guide only.
At Oxford Transfer Station we accept separated tree and shrub prunings up to 100mm diameter at a reduced charge. These get shredded on site, and the mulch is made available for local community projects. We do not take grass clippings, weeds or green vegetative materials, nor any of the other unacceptable materials listed above, at the reduced charge.
If you have any material that you think may be suitable for composting, or would like further information, please contact us on 0800 965 468. Charges for dumping greenwaste can be found on our Rubbish and recycling fees and charges page.
Cleanfill is materials that, when buried, will have no adverse effect on people or the environment. This includes virgin natural materials such as clay, soil and rock, and other inert materials such as concrete or brick.
If you only have small loads of cleanfill, for example one or two trailer loads, then you can bring these in to the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and dispose of the cleanfill in the skip provided. There will be a per-tonne charge for cleanfill (charges can be found on the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park section of the Rubbish and recycling fees and charges page).
Contractors and other individuals who want to take bulk quantities of cleanfill directly to the cleanfill site must register with the Council first. The registration process will take at least three working days. Part of the process is having a signed Cleanfill Receipt Agreement between the Council and the contractor or the individual intending to dispose of cleanfill at the cleanfill site.
There will be per-truck and per-truck-and-trailer charges for bulk disposal at the cleanfill sites. A cleanfill levy will also be applied to non-virgin cleanfill materials such as concrete, cured asphalt. The levy will not apply to virgin natural materials such as clay, silt and gravels. Refer to the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park section on the Rubbish and recycling fees and charges page for details on bulk cleanfill charges.
*Operating hours: 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Denotes those materials that the additional cleanfill levy will apply to.
This list is intended as a guide only.
If you have any materials that you think may be suitable as cleanfill or you would like further information, please contact the Council on 03 311 8900. Ask at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park kiosk for information about disposal charges and access to the above sites.
If you wish to use one of the above sites for the disposal of cleanfill, please contact the Council in the first instance to begin the registration process. Once you are registered and have signed a Cleanfill Receipt Agreement with the Council, you will have key access to the cleanfill site for three years, with a right of renewal for a further three years. You can contact the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park on 03 313 5499 or at 284 Flaxton-Rangiora Road during normal operating hours to arrange a key.
The kiosk operator at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will check what type of waste is on the truck, trailer or skip and has the right to reject any load that contains waste that is not acceptable as cleanfill.
When the key is returned and the declaration form is completed, the number of loads taken to the site will be recorded and charged for. If you have an account with the Council, an invoice will be sent at the end of the month.
Hazardous wastes are unwanted chemicals or materials which have dangerous properties such as corrosiveness, explosiveness, flammability, toxicity, ecotoxicity or capacity to oxidise.
The Council provides Waimakariri residents a free disposal service for domestic quantities of household hazardous wastes at the drop-off facilities at our transfer stations.
These household hazardous wastes (HHW) will be accepted free of charge from Waimakariri District residents, but we will accept only domestic quantities - up to 20 litres or 20 kg of any one waste type, and no containers (bottles, drums, boxes or bags) larger than 20 litres or 20 kg.When bringing in HHW to the transfer station:
We will not accept the following at a household hazardous waste drop-off facility:
Working with asbestos can jeopardise your health and the health of your family. It is preferable to have asbestos removed and disposed of professionally. If this is not feasible for you, it is important that you follow the Worksafe NZ guidelines for the management and removal of asbestos.
View WorkSafe New Zealand's Asbestos video on YouTube.
If you live on a rural property and find a large quantity of agricultural chemicals when you're cleaning out a shed, please don't take them to the Council's household hazardous waste drop-off facility. Contact Agrecovery or another certified waste treatment company.
For detailed information about how Agrecovery can help you deal with persistent waste on your farm or property, please visit www.agrecovery.co.nz.