Rubbish can be dropped off at transfer stations in both Queenstown and Wanaka, although the Council encourages the community to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.
Please note that large loads (for examples truckloads or large skip bins) or loads unable to be processed through the compactor, being presented for disposal at our Transfer Stations will be considered on a case by case basis and may be rejected. If this occurs, our transfer station operators will discuss other disposal options with you.
Queenstown Transfer Station
Frankton end of Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Estate.
8am – 5pm, 7 days a week. Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Wanaka Transfer Station
Ballantyne Road (old tip site)
8am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Cost to dispose of rubbish at the Transfer Station
|Single refuse bags||$5.00|
|Cars / small loads (lighter than 100kg)||$20.00|
|Van / Ute / Trailer / Large Vehicle (lighter than 200kg)||$42.00|
|Green waste/mulch small load||$7.00|
|Green waste/mulch trailers/vans/utes (under 200kg)||$14.00|
|Per Tonne of green waste||$70.00|
|Hazardous Waste - up to 20kg or 20 litres, flat fee||$10.00|
|Hazardous Waste - greater than 20kg or 20 litres, per kg up to a max 100kg or 100 litres||$10.00|
|Tyres per tonne||$438.00|
|Tyres - per std car tyre||$5.00|
|Tyres - per std truck tyre||$20.00|
|Cleanfill per tonne||$80.00|
|Scrap metal per tonne||No charge|
These charges are inclusive of GST
New Account Applications
Do you hold an existing account for use of the Frankton Transfer Station? From 1 July 2019, Waste Management New Zealand will be the new operator of the Transfer Station, meaning any existing accounts with the current operator will no longer be valid.
For more on these changes, click here.
To make the transition to a new account, fill out the attached form here and return it to:
QLDC, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348
Scan and email it to email@example.com