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 Labour Day

Invercargill City Council and Gore District Council recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later than usual due to Labour Day public holiday.  Southland District Council recycling and rubbish collections are not affected.

 Your usual collection day
 Your new collection day
 Monday 26 October
 Tuesday 27 October
 Tuesday 27 October
 Wednesday 28 October
 Wednesday 28 October
 Thursday 29 October
 Thursday 29 October
 Friday 30 October
 Friday 30 October
 Saturday 31 October

All collections will return to normal on Monday 2 November.  Remember all mobile bins need to be placed out on time, as collection trucks may be earlier than usual.

Exceptions to the day later rule

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