Public Holiday Collections

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

You can use our collection day search to check the collection date for a specific address. 

Collection day changes for Good Friday, 2 April 2021

Invercargill City, Gore and Southland District residents please be advised there will be no kerbside recycling and rubbish collections on Good Friday.  These collections will take place on Saturday 3 April.  

Collection day changes for Easter,  5-10 April 2021

Bluff, Invercargill, Mataura and Gore residents please be advised recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later than usual to observe Easter Monday public holiday on Monday 5 April.

 Your usual collection day
 Your new collection day
Monday 5 April
Tuesday 6 April
Tuesday 6 April
Wednesday 7 April
Wednesday 7 April
Thursday 8 April
Thursday 8 April
Friday 9 April
Friday 9 April
Saturday 10 April

Remember all mobile bins need to be placed out on time, as collection trucks may be earlier than usual.    All collections will return to normal on Monday 12 April. 

Southland District Council kerbside recycling and rubbish collections are not affected and will be operating as normal for the week 5-10 April.

Exceptions to the day later rule

  • Southland District Council recycling and rubbish collections operate as normal on the following public holidays: Waitangi Day, Easter Monday, Queens Birthday, Labour Day.
  • Private recycling, rubbish and greenwaste collections - contact your service provided to ask about their holiday schedules.

Council Transfer Stations Hours over Easter public holidays

 Transfer Station
Friday 2 April
Saturday 3 April 
Sunday 4 April
Monday 5 April
 Bluff  Closed  11am - 2pm
 10am - 12:30pm
 Gore  Closed  10:30am - 4pm
10:30am - 5pm
 Invercargill  Closed  8am - 6pm
 8am - 6pm  8am - 6pm
 Southland District sites
 Closed  Open
 Closed Open