Green and Food Waste Facilities

The Council is committed to diverting organic waste from the Victoria Flats Landfill. Find out about your options for disposing of green waste in the Queenstown Lakes District.


The Council is working on a proposal for a purpose built green waste facility. In the meantime, green waste can be taken to:

Frankton Transfer Station

Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Estate
Phone 03 451 0106

What type of green waste is accepted?

Tree branches up to 400mm in diameter and small tree stumps. 

What is not accepted?

Broom, gorse, flax, cabbage trees, grasses, leaves, weeds, sawdust, timber off-cuts, crates, wood packaging or gib board will not be accepted.


$70 per tonne.

Opening hours

Opening hours 8am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

The Transfer Station is closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and until 12noon on ANZAC day.



The Wanaka Green Waste facility is privately owned and operated. It is located at corner of Ballantyne & Riverbank Roads.


$15 per cubic metre

What type of green waste is accepted?

All green waste accepts all green waste except flax, gorse, broom and soil

Opening Hours:

10:00am – 3.00pm everyday but closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays during winter (June, July and August).

The facility is closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.


021 059 5504

Community Run Facilities

Glenorchy, Kingston, Lake Hawea, Luggate and Makarora all have greenwaste facilities that are community run.

For more information please contact your community association


Green Waste Wheelie Bins

Allwaste runs a green waste wheelie bin service.


Home Composting

Learn how to make your own compost.