Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling
For everything you need to know about the new Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Service, click link below to download the official Waimate Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Information Guide:
Following public consultation in June 2020, the decision was made to revamp the rubbish and recycling service within the Waimate District. The new service will see the existing two-bin system scrapped in favour of multiple bins for rubbish, recycling, organics and a glass crate.
The new and improved kerbside rubbish and recycling service will make it easier for you to recycle more and send less to landfill - a real win-win for the environment and the Waimate District.
The new service will feature the following bins:
- 140 litre Rubbish (Red)
- 240 litre Recycling (Yellow)
- 240 litre Organics (Green)
- 45 litre Glass Recycling Crate (Blue)
Your new kerbside rubbish and recycling service officially commences on 5 July 2021. The new bins and crate will allow for glass, mixed recycling and organics to be collected as separate streams for recycling.
Your new bins and crate will be delivered throughout June, along with an Introductory Handbook, detailing everything you need to know about what goes in each bin.
The new bins will start to be rolled out in May 2021.
If you haven't received your new bins by 11 June, please advise Council.
South Canterbury is on a waste minimisation journey, with all three Councils (Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate) working together for a greener tomorrow.
The short answer is, no.
Keep using your current bins until the new service gets underway, ensuring your red bin and recycling crate are placed out on the normal collection days. You will be notified when the new system switches over.
Every residential dwelling and commercial business within the urban Waimate area, Glenavy township, St Andrews township, Willowbridge settlement, Morven settlement and Makikihi township will receive a new set of bins.
Those that live outside of these areas and currently have a rubbish collection will also receive a set of new bins.
For residents that live rurally and do not currently have a rubbish collection service, they can opt in to receive the new service. Please contact the Council to discuss the truck collection route and how your property could be serviced, 03 689 0000.
Refer below for a full list of service areas and maps.
Once the bins have been collected back in, they will be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned and the vast majority will be geared up to be further recycled. In addition, some of the bins may be redeployed to other areas and reused as replacements or spares.