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Rubbish and Recycling


Clutha District Council is the lead provider of waste management services and infrastructure within the Clutha District. We provide a kerbside rubbish & recycling collection service to residential properties in most urban areas of the district and to some commercial premises and rural households along service routes. We also operate the district's only sanitary landfill and ten waste transfer facilities throughout the district.

Council helps minimise the waste created and landfilled within our district by supporting the district's Enviroschools and providing information to encourage waste minimisation and responsible waste management practices. There are currently nine Enviroschools in our District: Balclutha Primary, Catlins Area, Clinton Primary, Clutha Valley Primary, Rosebank Primary, Tokoiti, Taieri Beach, Waitahuna and Waihola District Schools. For further information on Enviroschools see www.enviroschools.org.nz or contact Council on 0800 801 350 or help.desk@cluthadc.govt.nz.

These webpages provide an overview of the waste management and minimisation services we provide. If you have any further enquires contact us on 0800 801 350 or help.desk@cluthadc.govt.nz

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Click here for information on what can and can't go in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Click here for ideas on how to reduce the amount of waste going into your green-lidded wheelie bin. Click here for information on what to do with your old television set.



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Second Hand Sundays


Second Hand Sunday Logo.

Do you have stuff you'd like to get rid of but it is too good to put in the rubbish? Would you like to give it away but don't know anyone who wants it? Second-Hand Sundays are the perfect opportunity for that person to find your stuff and take it off your hands. In essence, they work like a garage sale, however no money changes hands.

Any day can be treated as a second hand Sunday, if you have items that you are happy to give away; you are welcome to put them at your property boundary during daylight hours.

To give your items the best chance at a second life, register to take park in Council's Second Hand Sunday - Annual Spring Clean, held on the first Sunday in October each year.

For more information click here

To register for the next event please click here

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MyWaste Smartphone App

Unsure which bin needs to go out this week? Confused about whether that item is recyclable or not? Wondering when your nearest transfer station is open? Wanting tips to help minimise the amount of waste you have?

Have the answers at your finger-tips with our FREE MyWaste Smartphone App for Apple and Android.


Click Here or  scan the QR Code






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Waste Free Living Workshops  


-          $25 per individual/couple - includes a waste free living or waste free parenting pack (RRP$100). Each workshop limited to 50 tickets.


-          Saving money with waste free methods

-          The environmental impact of how we live

-          Environmental options for laundry & bathroom

-          Ways to reduce your waste with little ones in the house

-          Some of the modern nappy options


-          6 November 2015

-          1 March 2016

-          10 November 2016


-          Balclutha Parents Centre, John Street


-          Online Click Here

-          In person, visit the Clutha District Council Office or your nearest Service Centre.

For more information Click Here or contact Clutha District Council on 0800 801 350



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Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2012


Our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP), adopted in June 2012, sets out how waste is to be managed and minimised within our district. The plan recognises that while the way we manage our waste has been moving in the right direction, there is still more we as a district can do. A Waste Assessment, produced as part of the WMMP planning process, outlines what we currently know about the waste created within the Clutha District.


Adobe Acrobat DocumentWaste Management and Minimisation Plan 2012 (PDF, 1.2MB, opens new window)

Adobe Acrobat DocumentWaste Assessment 2012 (PDF, 1.3MB, opens new window)


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Solid Waste Bylaw 2012


The Clutha District Sanitary Services Bylaw (Part 2: Solid Waste) regulates the use of Council?s solid waste services and facilities. Updated in 2012, the bylaw outlines user responsibilities and penalties for not meeting these responsibilities.


Adobe Acrobat DocumentSolid Waste Bylaw 2012 (PDF, 512kb, opens new window)


The Solid Waste Services Information document below is not part of the Bylaw, but has been prepared to give effect to the provisions of the Bylaw and provide further information.


Adobe Acrobat DocumentSolid Waste Services Information (PDF, 4.8MB, opens new window)


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