Kerbside Collection Services


The Council has two main goals when it comes to waste:

  1. We need to improve the efficiency of resource use, so less waste is created
  2. We need to reduce the harmful effects of waste

Our expanded kerbside collection service started on 1 July is just one small step towards developing a sustainable District. We all need to think of ways to minimise our waste footprint and start composting, recycling, up-cycling, reusing and reducing our consumption.

By working together, Council and the community can achieve more effective waste management and minimisation in the Waimakariri District.

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

  • A fortnightly kerbside refuse bag and fortnightly recycling wheelie bin collection service is provided to approximately 75% of the district’s households. The organics and rubbish bin services are optional. For more kerbside information, click the tile below.
  • Waste disposal, diversion and recycling services are available at our transfer stations - the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park operates seven days a week, and the Oxford Transfer Station 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.

Kerbside Collections

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Rubbish, organics and recycling are collected on the same day of the week, but at different frequencies.

  • Organics are weekly
  • Recycling is fortnightly
  • Rubbish bag and bin collections are fortnightly on the alternate week to your recycling.

To find out if your collection day is a Week 1 or Week 2, visit the interactive map.

Download the kerbside collection calendars to easily reference your collection day.