Southland Waste Services

Find out everything you need to know about recycling and rubbish services in Southland, New Zealand.

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.  In Southland the Councils - Gore District Council, Invercargill City Council and Southland District Council - have come together to provide regional waste services, which include the provision of kerbside recycling and rubbish collections, operation of transfer stations and recycle centres and use of the Southland Regional Landfill.

Recycling and Rubbish Services

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Find your bin day

Find out what day your recycling and rubbish is collected and download a handy calendar for your home.

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Transfer Stations and Recycle Centres

Southland has a network of Waste Transfer Stations (refuse sites/dumps) that accept household, farm and business rubbish.  There are also recycle centres scattered throughout the region that accept recycling from households at no charge.  Find out where you can dispose of your recycling and rubbish.

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How to use the yellow recycling bin

Find out what items are accepted and not accepted in your recycling collection.

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How to use the red rubbish bin

Find out what items are accepted and not accepted in your rubbish collection.

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Late or Missed Collections

Find out what to do if your recycling or rubbish was not collected.

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Bin Request

Get a new bin, request a bin repair, or report a stolen/missing bin.

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Public holiday collections

Recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later than usual after a public holiday, with some exceptions.

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