Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling
The new bin system will officially take effect on Monday 5 July, 2021. Until this date, all existing information and messaging applies, as seen on the Recycling and Refuse pages.
YOUR new bins will be rolled out in July 2021.
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.
What is the new service?
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)
When does the new service start?
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.
Key benefits of new service
South Canterbury is on a waste minimisation journey, with all three Councils (Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate) working together for a greener tomorrow.
Is there anything I should be doing now?
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.