Southland Waste Services
On average each Southlander disposes of 545kg of rubbish and 101kg of recyclables every year.
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?
Find out where your nearest recycle centre is and what recyclables they accept.
Is there Council kerbside rubbish collection in my area? What day do I put out my yellow recycle bin and red rubbish bin? Are their private waste collectors available? These questions and more are answered here.
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.
How much are we recycling Southland? And are we making a difference?