New Rubbish and Recycling collection service

Your new-look rubbish and recycling collection service starts on 1 July. 

We’ll be saying goodbye to the blue plastic bags and recycling crates, and hello to a three bin system for residential waste district-wide.

How will it work?

Every residential property district-wide will be supplied three bins:

  • A mixed recycling bin
  • A glass recycling bin
  • A refuse bin

The refuse bin will be collected every week. The glass and mixed recycling bins will be collected on alternate weeks.

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How to get your new bins?  

Your new wheelie bins will be delivered straight to your door, along with important information on how to use the new service. 

Our contractors will start delivering the bins starting with Kingston and Glenorchy.  

Click here for a Wakatipu schedule

Click here for an Upper Clutha schedule  


Keep using your existing wheelie bin, blue bag or back crate until the new service starts on 1 July. 

How do I find out more?

You can find answers to our frequently asked questions here.