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What goes in my bin?

Not sure which bin something should go in? Try our handy search function below.

What goes in my bin?

Not sure which bin something should go in? Try our handy search function below.

*We are updating our item search system. We apologise for any inconvenience while we work to add more items to the search function.

alternative recycling

There are some items that can’t go in your yellow lid bid but can still be recycled by dropping these items to designated drop off locations. We’ve noted these below.

Tetra Pak

Liquid Paperboard Packaging (Tetra Pak)

Currently these items are not part of our nationwide kerbside collection scheme, so therefore need to be dropped off to a local collection point. Packaging should be rinsed, cut open and flattened. Keep all associated plastics such as lids and straws should stay on/in the packaging.

Where to drop off
Batch Café, 173 Spey Street, Invercargill.

battery recycling


We have teamed up with Phoenix Metalman to provide a drop-off point for all kinds of electronic batteries in a first for Southland which will keep these batteries out of landfills. Please ensure batteries have no rust or corrosion, as these pose a serious fire risk and cannot be sent for recycling.

Where to drop off
Phoenix Metalman, 297 Bond St, Invercargill
Mitre10 Invercargill, Winton, Gore or Te Anau.

transfer stations

Transfer Stations

A transfer station is a place that accepts and treats waste before bringing it to a landfill or recycling facility.
Please NO: Asbestos, flammable liquids or solids, poisons, pool chemicals, gas bottles, explosives or fireworks, agricultural residues or chemicals, scrap motor cars, medical waste of any nature, firearms or radioactive materials,

Where to drop off
We have a number number of locations throughout Southland. Check them out here.

agricultural plastics

Agricultural plastics

Recycle South genuinely recycles your bale wrap, silage covers, plastic drums, and LDPE and HDPE farm plastics right here in Southland. They process these agricultural plastics into recyclable plastic resin for a new environmentally friendly lease of life. There are also accredited Fonterra recyclers.

Where to drop off
Recycle South’s Further Processing Plant 218 Branxholme Makarewa Road, Invercargill. Find out more here.



For items not suitable for kerbside collection or transfer stations, sending these items to landfill may be an option. However, the landfill is not open to the public, and only authorised users are allowed to dispose of waste at the facility. You will need to make prior arrangements with an approved transport company that will transport your water material to the landfill before you can submit a Special Waste Permit Application.

Where to drop off
Head to our permits page to see what steps you need to take.

What’s My Day?

SDC and ICC residents are recommended to download the Antenno app to receive bin day reminders on your mobile device.

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