Please note: A number of QLDC’s online services will be offline tonight (Friday 23 October) at 9.00pm for an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, due to an update to our internet connection.

Services affected by the outage include eDocs, Infringement Waivers and our GIS mapping systems.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Transfer Stations

There are two transfer stations in our district that accept and treat waste before bringing it to Victoria Flats landfill or a recycling facility. Both facilities are operated by Waste Management NZ on behalf of QLDC.

Waste collectors and the public can bring waste items not suitable for kerbside collection to transfer stations. Items accepted at the transfer stations include:

  • green waste
  • cleanfill
  • E-waste
  • tyres
  • household waste
  • hazardous items
  • scrap metal.

Transfer Station Locations

Queenstown Transfer Station

110 Glenda Dr
Queenstown 9371

Open: 8.00am – 5.00pm, 7 days a week.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Phone: 03 348 5126

Wanaka Transfer Station

Ballantyne Rd,
Wānaka 9343

Open: 8.00am – 5.00pm, 7 days a week.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Phone: 03 348 6125

Please note that large loads (for example 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.   


Cost to dispose of rubbish at the Transfer Station. 

These charges are in effect as of Wednesday 1 July, 2020, and are inclusive of GST.  Please note we do not accept cash, payment is by card or account only.

Item/s Cost
Single refuse bags $5.50
Cars / small loads (lighter than 100kg) $23.00
Van / Ute / Trailer / Large Vehicle (lighter than 200kg) $48.00
Per tonne $277.00
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, flat fee up to 20kg/litres and per kg/litre charge thereafter up to a maximum of 100kg/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
E-waste - up to 5kg, per kg $3.00
E-waste - single items greater than 5kg, per kg up to a max 50kg $1.50

Transfer Station Account Application

If you are a business and you'd like to set up an account to regularly use the Transfer Station, please complete the application form below and send it to:

Private Bag 50072
Queenstown 9348

or email it to 

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