Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling
For everything you need to know about the new Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Service, click the link below to download the official Waimate Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Information Guide: You will also find the Waimate District Bin Collection Calendar for 2021. For these resources and more, go to Digital Resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your red rubbish bin and yellow recycling bins are collected fortnightly (alternating each week).
Your green organics bin and blue crate are collected every week.
Check out the video below for some more quick tips and guidelines to ensure your bin collection goes to plan.
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)
South Canterbury is on a waste minimisation journey, with all three Councils (Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate) working together for a greener tomorrow.
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.
Existing rubbish bins will be collected back in on the following dates:
22 June 2021
Urban and Commercial properties
From 29 June 2021, onwards
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.
- General household waste
- Lids and caps
- Disposable nappies
- Sanitary items
- Food wrappers
- Polystyrene and styrofoam
- Soft plastic, wrappers and bags
- Approved biodegradable bags (available from Timaru District Council only)
- Brightly coloured, shredded paper
- Plastic strapping, tie and tubing
- Green waste (flax, palm, rhubarb leaves. etc)
- Broken glass
- Ash (once cooled)
- Glass bottles (all colours)
Rinsed with lids and caps off
- Glass jars (all colours)
Rinsed with lids and caps off
- Plastic containers (1, 2 & 5)
- Cans (including empty aerosol cans)
- Aluminium trays
- Toilet roll tubes (cardboard inners)
- Food waste
- Garden waste
- Cardboard pizza boxes
- Fish and chip paper
- Paper towels
- Wet newspaper
- Animal droppings
- Animal fur and hair
If you are struggling to keep your weekly/fortnightly volume of rubbish and recycling inside the current service limits, you can decide if you would like to apply for an additional service. Council has additional rubbish and recycling bins available if you need them. These bins are charged to the user directly through their rates, which means tenants must receive written permission through their landlord.
For more information, or to discuss this with one of our team, contact us on 03 689 0000.