Commercial Services

The Council does not offer commercial collection services. 

From 1 July 2019 the Council residential kerbside waste collection services moved to a rates funded model, meaning only properties with a residential dwelling are eligible for the service.   If you're a business or your property is rated as commercial or accommodation, you'll need to engage a commercial waste provider.    We have provided contact details for a range of local providers below. 


Collection points 

To help keep our town centre streets looking sharp, we've provided commercial rubbish and recycling collection points in Queenstown and Arrowtown. 

Each commercial provider may have a slightly different way of doing things, please make sure you discuss your specific requirements with the provider to ensure you're getting the best out of the service.  

>> Click here for Queenstown CBD commercial collection points and tips

>> Click here for Arrowtown CBD commercial collection points and tips


Commercial collection options


Wastebusters is a local community enterprise with sites in Wanaka and Alexandra working for zero waste. They run business collection services in the Upper Clutha for offices, restaurants, bars and accommodation providers and other businesses. Businesses and households can also drop off recycling at the Wastebusters recycling centres for a small fee. Wastebusters can pick up the following clean recyclable materials:

  • Cardboard and paper
  • Plastics bottles and containers #1, #2 and #5
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tins and cans
  • Expanded white polystyrene
  • Clear film (shrink wrap)
  • Computer equipment and electronic waste (ring to arrange)

Businesses can also drop off for reuse or recycling (charges may apply):

  • Used engine oil
  • Batteries including car batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Construction and demolition materials such as gib board, metals, surplus materials, fixtures and fittings and much more
  • Eco light bulbs

Wastebusters also provide event recycling services district-wide. Their events team can look after the entire waste stream from recycling through to rubbish and food waste to minimise the amount of waste going to landfill.

Phone Wastebusters on 03 443 8606 ex 5 to discuss your business recycling options or check out website


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


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


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