Changes to Recycling, Rubbish and Organics

To support the Government’s efforts to fight COVID-19, The Waimakariri District Council closed down recycling drop-off facilities at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park, Oxford Transfer Station and the Cust Recycling Facility from 4.30pm on Tuesday.

Kerbside bins graphicAt this point in time, both the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and Oxford Transfer Station will remain open during Alert Level 4 for essential rubbish disposal only.

Residents can drop off essential household rubbish in official Waimakariri District Council rubbish bags only, at both the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and the Oxford Transfer Station during the usual operating hours, from Wednesday. A skip will be available at the entrance to both facilities.

Any non-essential waste like bulk loads from a garage or property clean-out, building waste, garden waste or hard fill will not be accepted at this time.

This is a temporary measure until our key sites can begin operating normally again.

We will review both transfer stations operating hours throughout the Level 4 Alert in case any changes need to be made.

Eco Sort, the regions recycling processing facility, has had to temporarily close its sorting operation. All recycling will be diverted to landfill until it is safe to reopen the facility. This also affects Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Ashburton districts.

Kerbside services for rubbish and organics will continue as normal, until we hear otherwise from the composting facility that they cannot continue to process material, or if our collection contractor’s ability to provide normal service provision becomes compromised.

Any hazardous wastes or gas bottles should be stored at home until we get back to normal services.

The Council will continue to update residents during this rapidly changing environment.

More information about Council services during the lockdown can be found here.