Wakatipu Recycling

Everything you need to know about recycling services and facilities in the Wakatipu.

Kerbside Recycling Collection Days

Please put your recycling wheelie bin out by 8am on your normal rubbish day.


The following materials can go into your recycling wheelie bin:

  • Plastics 1-7.  Washed, not squashed and lids off.
  • Steel tins and aluminium cans.  Washed.
  • Empty aerosol cans.
  • Clean aluminium foil.
  • Glass bottles and jars.  Washed with the lids off (the lids can also go in the recycling container).
  • Clean paper and cardboard.  For example office paper, magazines, newspaper, egg cartons, cereal boxes, envelopes. 


Recycling no-no's

  • Plastic bags or glad wrap.
  • Pesticides, oil or hazardous chemicals.
  • Pyrex, ceramics, window glass or broken glass.
  • Materials contaminated with food.
  • Plastic or metal binding.
  • Wax coated or foil lined cartons, for example milk or juice cartons.
  • Polystyrene.


If you have extra recyclables that don't fit in the wheelie bin - please drop them off at Wakatipu Recycling Centre

Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Estate.
Phone 03 451 0105
Open 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.


The Wakatipu Recycling Centre also accepts:

  • used mineral oil*
  • used batteries
  • compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • printer cartridges

* Only engine oil and machinery lubricating oil will be accepted.  No oil mixed with fuel or cooking oil will be accepted.  Please ask for assistance if you are dropping off oil.


Does the Wakatipu Recycling Centre have a re-use shop?

Yes! The Wakatipu Recycling Centre's ‘re-use’ shop accepts items that are in working order and good condition. Items for sale include second hand goods such as furniture, bedding, clothes, electrical items, books and sports equipment.


Wakatipu e-Cycle depot:

The Wakatipu e-Cycle depot at the Wakatipu Transfer station, Glenda Drive, Frankton accepts old computers and other electronic equipment including cell phones.

Please note that televisions can no longer be recycled at either Queenstown or Wanaka locations.

The depot is run by Wanaka Wastebusters as part of the RCN e-Cycle network. A charge applies to cover the cost of safe electronics recycling. Open 8am – 5pm, 7 days a week (closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.)


Wakatipu Recycling Centre Tour Visits

If you would like to book a tour or get further information please phone the Council on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka).