Information about our rubbish and recycling collection service for wheelie bins and rubbish bags.
Due to the global spread of COVID-19 and limited access to overseas markets we are pausing the processing of recycling.
For everything you need to know about the temporary changes to Christchurch’s rubbish, recycling and transfer stations, please visit our updates page.
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Download our free mobile app to find your collection day. It also has a handy lookup tool to find out what goes in each bin.
By putting the right stuff in the green, you’re helping us to make our organic compost.
We take food and garden waste. Collected weekly
Put the right stuff in the yellow bin, it helps us to recycle.
Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic bottles and containers. Collected every two weeks.
By putting the right stuff in the red bin, you’re keeping the other bins free of contaminants.
Collected every two weeks.
Find the collection day and details for wheelie bins, inner-city bag collections and community collection points.
For disposing of large quantities of waste or items that are not collected through the wheelie bin service.
Information on your wheelie bins, including reporting lost, stolen or missing bins and changing bin sizes.
Information, educational resources and downloads.
Fact, stats and grants on rubbish and recycling in Christchurch.
Learn about the safe disposal of hazardous items. These include BBQ gas bottles, helium bottles, car batteries, fire extinguishers butane camping gas and more