Recycling & Waste

Resource Recovery Park

The Waimate Resource Recovery Park is located at the end of Racecourse Road, Waimate and can be contacted on 03 689 6550. The park accepts ordinary household and domestic waste.

Resource Recovery Park Location Map

Refuse Services Information Sheet

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Statutory Holidays: CLOSED

Note:  Charging is determined by volume.  Examples of vehicles are indicative only.

Fees and Charges

Click here for a full schedule of Recycling and Waste Fees and Charges

Refuse Collection

Council provide a weekly user-pays refuse collection to all urban properties and a fortnightly collection to rural areas including St Andrews, Makikihi, Morven and Glenavy.

Urban residents and businesses have the choice between using a wheelie bin or official bags.

Rural ratepayers wishing to join the service must apply for a wheelie bin, as bags will not be collected.

Refuse Bins (Wheelie Bins)

Bins can be applied for through the Council and should be delivered within approximately one week. Ratepayers are committed to the bin until the end of the financial year (1st July - 30 June). The cost of a bin is $305.90 for rural areas and $205.60 for urban areas.

If you rent, you will need the landlord's agreement as the charge is added to the rates of the property.

If moving properties, the bin must be left for the new owners.

Rural bins must be taken to the official route to be emptied.

Rural Truck Route Map

Missed bin pick up number – 03 689 0047

Request a Bin or Additional Recycling Crate

Download form here -

Application Form

or contact Waste Management
03 689 0047

Official Bags

Official bags will be picked up in urban area only. Weight limit 12.0 kg

Bags with official Council Logo $7.50 each, available from

  • Waimate Information Centre
  • Waimate District Council Office

Collection Days

Bags and bins should be put out before 7.00 am on day of collection.

East of line High, Shearman, Glasgow, Queen and William StreetsWednesday
Outer UrbanWednesday
Upper High Street and Rest of TownThursday
Glenavy (every 2nd week)Tuesday
Morven (every 2nd week)Tuesday
Makikihi (every 2nd week)Tuesday
St Andrews (every 2nd week)Tuesday
Other Serviced Rural AreasTuesday


Council encourages recycling and has put together a Ready Reference to clarify recycling or refuse.

Refuse and Recycle Brochure

Accepted Recycled Material

The following material can be recycled at the park site at no charge:

Flattened corrugated cardboard, paper, clean steel and aluminium cans, glass, scrap metal.  Full loads of these recyclables (not green waste) are accepted during opening hours - FREE.

Kerbside Recycling Collection

The Waimate Recycling collection occurs on the same day as your refuse collection.  All households within the collection area have been supplied with a black 60 litre recycling crate.

If you are in the rural area use the drop off sites around the district, If you have larger quantities please use our Resource Recovery Park.

Rural drop off stations

Illegal Dumping

If you are having trouble with people dumping litter on private property and want to know more read this...

Illegal dumping information

Is your garage or shed cluttered with old unwanted paint and paint containers? For more information visit the Resene website:

Community groups can apply to obtain the used paint by applying at: