Rubbish Collection Days and Options

Find out your rubbish collection day and disposal options


Options for collection

Rubbish collection in the Queenstown Lakes District is a user pays service.  This means that the cost of the Council-approved blue rubbish bags and residential wheelie bins covers the cost of collection and disposal.

 

Council-approved blue rubbish bags

Council-approved degradable blue rubbish bags can be purchased from Council offices, supermarkets or transfer stations, there are two available sizes:

  • 30 litre, cost $2.30 per bag
  • 60 litre, cost $3.50 per bag

 

Council-approved residential wheelie bins

The Council has an agreement with Northern Southland Transport to collect rubbish from their residential 120 litre and 240 litre wheelie bins on a weekly basis.  The annual cost of this service is as follows:

120 litre wheelie bin $230.00 (inclusive GST) per annum
240 litre wheelie bin $400.00 (inclusive GST) per annum
These charges apply from 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014 and cover the cost of collection and disposal of rubbish, administration costs, depreciation and maintenance of the wheelie bins.

To order your rubbish wheelie bin:

In Queenstown please contact All Waste on 03 441 3620.
In Wanaka please contact Otago Southland Waste Services Limited on 03 443 6063.


Wanaka Collection Days

Please place your rubbish bag or wheelie bin out on the kerb by 8am on your rubbish day.

Monday:

  • Wanaka Township South/Southwest of Wanaka-Luggate Highway including the Central Business District.
  • Cardrona Valley Road and Cardrona township. 
  • Mount Aspiring Road to Roy's Peak car park.

Tuesday:

  • Wanaka township North of Wanaka including Anderson Road, Hedditch Street, Plantation Road and Reece Crescent.
  • Aubrey Road from Lakeside Road to Anderson Road.

Wednesday:

  • Albert Town including roads East of Anderson Road including Aubrey Road from Anderson Road to Albert Town.
  • State Highway 6 from Anderson Road to Albert Town Bridge and to Luggate.
  • Luggate township and roads between Albert Town and Luggate including Mt Barker Road, Morris Road, Faulks Road, Halliday Road and Maxwell Road.

Thursday:

  • State Highway 6 from Albert Town Bridge to Lake Hawea including Dublin Bay Road drop off point, Maungawera Road drop off point and Domain Road drop off point.
  • Lake Hawea Township and Hawea Flat.

Friday:

  • Makarora

 

Wakatipu Collection Days

Please place your rubbish bag or wheelie bin out on the kerb by 8am on your rubbish day.

Monday:

  • All of Arrowtown.
  • Lake Hayes and State Highway 6 back to the Events Centre. This includes Tucker Beach Road and Quail Rise.
  • Malaghans Road from Dalefield Road to Arrowtown.
  • Hunter Road from Malaghans Road to Mooney Road.  This includes a collection point at the end of Mooney Road.
  • McDonnell Road.
  • Centennial Avenue from Arrowtown to State Highway 6.
  • Rural collection point at the base of the Crown Range Road.

Tuesday:

  • All of Kelvin Heights
  • All of Frankton.
  • Frankton Road from Pounamu Apartments/Spinnaker Bay to the Events Centre

Wednesday:

  • All of Central Queenstown to Pounamu Apartments / Spinnaker Bay.

Thursday:

  • All of Fernhill and Sunshine Bay.
  • All of Arthur’s Point.
  • Malaghans Road from Arthur’s Point to and including Dalefield Road.
  • Littles Road to Fitzpatrick Road.
  • Domain Road, Speargrass Flat Road, Hogans Gully Road and Lower Shotover Road, including both ends of Slopehill Road.
  • Morven Ferry Road and Arrow Junction Road.
  • Rural collection point on the corner of Lower Shotover Road and Spence Road.
  • Rural collection point for Gibbston Valley on Coal Pit Road.
  • Lake Hayes Estate.

Friday:

  • All of Kingston.
  • All of Glenorchy.

Out by 8!

Please make sure your rubbish and recycling is out on the kerb before 8am on your rubbish day.

Statutory holidays

Please note that there are no collections on Christmas Day.

Did you know?

You can be fined $100 for dropping rubbish in a public area or leaving your rubbish out on the kerb on the wrong day at the wrong time or in the wrong place? 

Keep our streets clean, phone the Council if you notice rubbish dumped illegally.

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