2019 Rubbish Changes

Changes to rubbish and recycling collections are on the way, providing a much more consistent and streamlined service.

FROM 1 JULY, 2019 we’ll be saying goodbye to the blue plastic bags and recycling crates, and hello to a three bin system for residential waste in both Wanaka and Queenstown.

How will it work?

Every residential property in Queenstown and Wanaka 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.

Why change?

QLDC contract manager Laura Gledhill says there are lots of benefits of changing the services but most importantly it’s about streamlining the service and improving the safety for our collection crews.

“Moving to bin collection significantly reduces the risk of injury, removing the need for our crews to physically pick up heavy bags and crates.”

“The wheelie bins have lids meaning less risk of dog and cat strike and windblown litter.”

What's the timing?

We’re working through the details now and will be launching the new service from
1 July 2019. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to launching the new service.

How do I find out more?

You can find answers to our frequently asked questions here.

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