Gas Cyclinders not accepted at Southbrook Transfer Station - until further notice

Gas Bottle update - 3 October 2016

Gas Cylinder Update

WDC are now able to accept 2kg to 9kg sized LPG Cylinders, and helium bottles, at Southbrook resource recovery park and Oxford Transfer Station.

We cannot accept any other gas cylinders (LPG bottles larger than 9kg capacity, CNG cylinders, gas welding bottles etc.) or fire extinguishers, until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers. 

Kitty Waghorn

Solid Waste Asset Manager


Urgent Notice! 1 October 2016 




We cannot accept gas cylinders at Southbrook Resource Recovery or the Oxford Transfer Station from 1 October 2016.

The company who was taking our gas cylinders for refurbishment advised us on Tuesday 27 September that they will not be accepting the cylinders from our sites, effective immediately.

The Council and Waste Management are looking for another company to take the gas cylinders from our sites, and until this happens we can only store a limited number of gas cylinders at Southbrook and Oxford.

We are now in a position where we cannot accept any more gas cylinders of any kind at Southbrook Resource Recovery Park or at the Oxford tTansfer Station, whether for refurbishment, recycling or as rubbish. Please note that gas cylinders cannot be put in your kerbside recycling bins, or your rubbish bags or bins.

The cessation of this service has affected several companies around Christchurch – we are not the only ones looking for other options – and we will advise you once we are in a position to start taking cylinders again.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause to our customers.