Bin delivery underway for Wanaka

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May 30, 2019

The first wheelie bins for the new kerbside recycling and rubbish service have been delivered to the Upper Clutha, with the rollout continuing throughout June.

The first bins were delivered to Makarora last week, followed by deliveries to Luggate households on Monday.

Waste Management will be picking up and sorting the recycling for Wānaka once the new service starts on 1 July, as well as transporting rubbish to Victoria Flats landfill.

Waste Management Operations Manager, Queenstown Lakes District, Sean Cronin, said it was a wet introduction to the Upper Clutha, but the team was in good spirits.

"The bin rollout on the Wakatipu side is well underway, and it was awesome to get a team over the hill to Luggate and Makarora. We're looking forward to providing bins to Hāwea, Hāwea Flat, Albert Town, Cardrona and the first Wānaka properties in the next couple of weeks."

Deliveries to the Wānaka CBD and northern suburbs from Lismore Park to Penrith will follow in mid-late June.

Bins will be placed just inside property boundaries to keep footpaths clear. Residents are asked to take their bins in as soon as possible after delivery.

“There are a lot of non-resident ratepayers and holiday homes in our district so we’re asking residents to help out absentee neighbours by moving their bins in off the street. Or if you know you’re going to be out of town when your bin is due to be delivered, ask your neighbour to move your bins for you,” said Queenstown Lakes District Council General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby.

“Remember, the service doesn’t start until 1 July so please keep using your existing bins, crates and blue bags until then,” Mr Hansby said.  

“When you receive your new bins, check out the info we’ve included about how to use the new service so you can start to prepare for the change. This is a new district-wide approach that allows us all to recycle more than we had done previously,” he said.

A bin delivery schedule is available online so people can get an idea of when their bins are due to arrive and how the new service will work.


For more information about the new service, and a bin delivery schedule, please visit