Rubbish, Recycling & Waste Minimisation


​​​​Clutha District Council is the lead provider of waste management services and infrastructure within the Clutha District. We provide a kerbside rubbish and 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.

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

Bokashi Buckets

An easy way to get rid of your waste! Click the picture below to find out more.

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. Under the Waste Management Act 2008 these must be reviewed every 6 years. See our Plans page for a copy of this plan.

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. The Solid Waste Services Information document is not part of the Bylaw, but has been prepared to give effect to the provisions of the Bylaw and provide further information.  Check out these documents on our Bylaws Page.

MyWaste App

Most of the information found in these pages can be accessed via our MyWaste Smartphone Application which can be downloaded by scanning the QR code or checking out the information below.

Page reviewed: 25 Jan 2017 1:55pm