Almost every activity using materials and energy generates waste from mining to manufacturing. Waste is what people throw away because they no longer needed or wanted. We get rid of it by putting it in the rubbish bin. But do we need to make so much waste?
We are running an online survey to learn how recycling is working for you! The survey is on behalf of all the Councils - Gore, Invercargill and Southland. Its takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, its confidential and the results will help us improve recycling for everyone.
Find out where your nearest recycle centre is and what recyclables they accept.
Find out what recycling and rubbish services are available in your area.
Southland has a network of Waste Transfer Stations (refuse sites/dumps) that accept household, farm and business rubbish. There are also recycle drop off centres scattered throughout the region that accept recycling from households at no charge. Find out where you can dispose of your rubbish and where you can recycle for free.
Almost every activity using materials generates waste, but waste does not have to be wasted. Learn how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our rubbish and make a difference.
Data is collected from every load of recycling and rubbish that is processed. We know how many people put their bins out, what the average weight of the bins are, how much rubbish is in the bins, and more.
Recycle your empty aerosol cans in the yellow recycling bin or local recycle centre
Send us your best waste minimisation tip and we'll post it here to share with everyone.