Commercial Services

Find out about commercial rubbish and recycling collection in the Queenstown Lakes District. 

The Council does not offer commercial collection services.  

From 1 July the Council residential kerbside waste collection services moves to a rates funded model and only properties with a residential dwelling are eligible for the service.

For any properties or dwellings that are rated as commercial or accommodation, owners will need to engage a commercial waste provider.    We have provided contact details for a range of local providers below. 


Commercial collection options


Wastebusters run a business recycling collection service in the Upper Clutha area and can collect the following recyclable and re-useable materials:

  • Cardboard and paper.
  • Plastics 1-7.
  • Glass.
  • Tins and cans.
  • Construction and Demolition materials such as gib board, metals, surplus materials, fixtures and fittings and much more.

Wastebusters also provide event recycling services district-wide.

Phone Wastebusters on 03 443 8606 to discuss your business recycling options.


Waste Management

Coming soon to Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell.

Waste Management will be collecting your household waste from 1 July 2019. We also provide households skips, and additional wheelie bins as an enhanced service as required.

We understand all businesses are different.  Contact to discuss your business needs


Smart Environmental

Smart Environmental offer full environmental waste solutions for rubbish and recycling, including glass only bins. Cardboard sticker collections are available in Queenstown CBD and Arrowtown only. 

Smart Environmental also offer large skip bin services for building sites, renovations and yard cleans. 

Phone Smart Environmental on 03 451 0105 or 0800 424990 to arrange a business collection service tailored to suit your business needs.




Allwaste offers both residential and commercial waste services in Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell, Alexandra and surrounding areas.

AllWaste can also cater for your business' needs in Queenstown. Various wheelie bins, lidded skips and open top construction skips up to 18m cubed are available for long and short term hire.

Please contact Allwaste to discuss a solution that's right for your business needs.

Phone: 03 441 3620 (Queenstown) or 03 443 6063 (Wanaka)


SJ Allen

SJ Allen offers a range of rubbish and recycling collection options available in Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowtown

Contact 0800 752 553 or head to


Wanaka Greenwaste and Landscaping Supplies

Privately owned and operated, Wanaka Greenwaste and Landscaping Supplies takes all manner of greenwaste, from tree and hedge clippings to weeds and general garden waste. Please keep all cabbage tree, flax and grass clippings separated.

Also available onsite: Mulch, compost, bark and most landscaping supplies. Courtesy trailer available.

Location: Ballantyne Road
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am - 3pm
Contact: 027 476 6034