Rubbish, Recycling & Waste Minimisation FAQs



​​​​Clutha District Council is the lead provider of waste management services and infrastructure within the district. We provide a kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service to residential properties in most urban areas  and to some commercial premises and rural households along service routes. We operate the district's only sanitary landfill and ten waste transfer facilities. If you have any further enquires contact us on 0800 801 350 or

​Kerbside Collection (wheelie bin) Days

Having trouble remembering which bin to put out each week? Download our Waste App at the bottom of this page or print our 2020 Kerbside Collection Calendar​ (PDF, 121KB)

​MondayTuesday​​Wednesday ​Thursday​Friday
​Balclutha (part), Kaka Point, Owaka​Balclutha (part), Benhar, Inch Clutha, Stirling​Clinton, Heriot, Tapanui, Waipahi​Kaitangata, Milton (part), Waihola​Lawrence, Milton (part), Waitahuna

Your bin needs to be out by 7am on the day of collection (you have the same collection day each week). Rural households that have opted into the service will be collected once a week when the truck passes your property.

There are no collections on Christmas Day, New Year's Day or the morning of Anzac Day (25 April). In general, bins usually collected on these days are collected the following day or Anzac Day afternoon. Council advertises any changes to the collection schedule. If bad weather closes roads, your bin will be collected on the next available day. Notification will be issued to confirm what day this is.

The service is funded by rates on the properties that Council is prepared to provide the service to.  For the 2019/20 rating year, the cost for kerbside collection for each household is $133.50.​​

For all other wheelie bin info see our kerbside collection webpage.

Pl​ans and Bylaws

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) 2018​: This 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 2019: The Clutha District Solid Waste Bylaw regulates the use of Council’s solid waste services and facilities. Updated in 2019, the bylaw outlines user responsibilities and penalties for not meeting these responsibilities. The Solid Was​te Services Informa​tion 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.

An​​tenno ​​​App

Council uses Antenno, a smartphone app, to send out messages about Council services. This includes messages about any issues with our kerbside collection service, our transfer stations, Mt Cooee sanitary landfill. Antenno can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store



My​​​W​​​aste App​​

Most of the information found in these Rubbish, Recycling and Waste pages can be accessed via our MyWaste smartphone app which can be downloaded by scanning the QR code below. 

Page reviewed: 10 Nov 2020 3:12pm