Transfer Stations Restricted to Comply with Physical Distancing

To support the Government’s efforts to fight COVID-19, Waimakariri District Council made the decision to close Transfer Stations to the public for recycling and non-essential waste disposal at Southbrook and Oxford as of today.

This isn’t a decision that has been made lightly.

To play our part and ensure the safety of our contractors and users of the facilities (as we all need to limit travel and ensure physical distancing takes place) the decision was made to limit access for residents at both facilities. Private collection companies will still have access.

Residents can drop off household rubbish in official Waimakariri District Council rubbish bags at both stations during operating hours. Skips are available inside both transfer stations for bag drops.

Please note that non-essential waste like bulk loads from a garage or property clean-out, building waste, garden waste or hard fill will not be accepted. These materials, clean recycling, hazardous waste or gas bottles should be stored at home until we get back to normal services.

We’ve made the decision to provide skips for WDC-branded bags so residents who live outside of a Council collection area still have somewhere to dispose of their waste. These bags can be purchased at the supermarket.

Kerbside collection services for recycling, rubbish and organics continue as normal.

These restrictions are temporary until our sites can operate normally again when the alert level drops. The Council will continue to update residents during this rapidly changing environment.

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