Download the Christchurch bins app for iOS and Android to get reminders for when to take out the bins each week as well as a handy lookup tool to find out what goes in each bin.
Find the collection day and details for Christchurch wheelie bins, inner-city bag collections and Banks Peninsula community collection points.
Your next collection at:
Remember that your bins need to be put outside your property before 6am on collection day. For information about your bins and our wheelie bin service, visit the My Bins page.
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Collection will continue as normal on all public holidays except:
On these days, bins for all properties will be collected the day after their normal collection day for the remainder of that week.
Banks Peninsula residents who do not live on a wheelie bin collection route can use the community collection points for household rubbish and recycling
The community collection points are either a wheelie bin, skip or a trailer.
|Description of the collection point||What can I put in here?||How much can I put in here?|
|Trailer, yellow bin or yellow skip||Household recycling||480 litres (6 bags per fortnight)|
|Red bin or red skip||Household rubbish||280 litres (4 bags per fortnight)|
All locations have a recycling collection. All locations except Akaroa and Little River have a rubbish collection.
Find the nearest collection point to you on our interactive map.
Phone the Council if you notice:
The Council offers a rubbish and a recycling collection service for residents and businesses in the inner city.
Properties in the inner city do not pay for rubbish and recycling collection through their rates. Instead, they buy Council rubbish and recycling bags to use the collection service.
You can find out the collection service of your property by using the address look up tool or the inner city map(external link).
Buy official Council bags from the Civic Offices at 53 Hereford Street(external link). Only official Council rubbish and recycling bags can be used. There is no inner city organics collection.