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.
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
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.
Missed bin pick up number – 03 689 0047
Request a Bin or Additional Recycling Crate
Download form here -
or contact Waste Management
03 689 0047
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
Bags and bins should be put out before 7.00 am on day of collection.
|East of line High, Shearman, Glasgow, Queen and William Streets||Wednesday|
|Upper High Street and Rest of Town||Thursday|
|Glenavy (every 2nd week)||Tuesday|
|Morven (every 2nd week)||Tuesday|
|Makikihi (every 2nd week)||Tuesday|
|St Andrews (every 2nd week)||Tuesday|
|Other Serviced Rural Areas||Tuesday|
Council encourages recycling and has put together a Ready Reference to clarify recycling or refuse.
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.
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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: