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 Reminders

Rubbish, organics and recycling are collected on the same day of the week, but at different frequencies. Organics collections are weekly, recycling is fortnightly, and rubbish bag and bin collections are fortnightly on the alternate week to your recycling.  To find out your collection day take a look at the interactive map.

You can set kerbside collection reminders and view your collection day here.

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