Recycling in your area

Recycling services are available throughout Otago. Check these links for details on where you can recycle your rubbish.

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City and district council waste information
Recycling companies

City and district council waste information

Dunedin City Council
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Clutha District Council

Central Otago District Council
Waitaki District Council

Recycling companies

These companies operate recycling services in Otago. Contact them directly for more information.

Waitaki Resource Recovery Park

Waitaki Resource Recovery Park
42 Chelmer Street
PO Box 322
New Zealand

Phone: 03 434 0999

Opening hours:
'Drop Off' Open
Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm
Closed Public Holidays

'Get Sorted' Open
Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Tue & Thur 9am - 4.30pm
Closed Mon, Wed, Fri & Public Holidays

Materials recycled:
Plastics, glass, steel and aluminium, paper and magazines, cardboard & brown paper.  Other materials include, cooking oils, used motor oils, batteries, cell phones and chargers, printer cartridges, fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs.


Wakatipu Recyclers

Industrial Place
Gorge Road
Tel: 03 442 4387

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Materials recycled:
Corrugated cardboard, All paper, Tin cans, Aluminium
Hard plastic (Grade 1 - clear and non-clear fizzy drink and juice bottles / Grade 2 - milk, cream, some juice bottles)


Central Otago WasteBusters

Resource Recovery Park: Boundary Road, Alexandra
Tel: 03 448 9948 

As most of the staff in this community based organisation are volunteers, they welcome anyone who can give two to three hours either weekly or casually to help with sorting, driving or collecting.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10.30am - 5pm

Materials recycled:
Any plastic containers with '1' or '2' in the triangle. Please wash out all food containers.  Do not send the tops and if possible squash. Leave tops on non-food containers

  • Newspaper, magazines, glossy, junk mail
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Any types of cardboard - place flattened cardboard tied into bundles
  • Unbroken glass bottles only. These must not be left at the drop-off centres, but delivered to the Resource Recovery Park in Boundary Road, Alexandra.
  • Scrap steel. deliver to Resource Recovery Park

Place recyclables in shopping bags tied at the top. Do not leave loose in boxes or untied bags.

There is a Recycle Shop where articles in good clean condition and repair can be donated and are resold. This income goes towards employment opportunities.


Kerbside collection

  • Alexandra Flats Mondays - 8.30am
  • Bridge Hill/Clyde Tuesdays - 8.30am
  • Cromwell Wednesdays - 9am


Commercial collection

  • Cromwell, Alexandra and Clyde


Drop-off depots

  • Roxburgh - behind Community Entertainment Centre
  • Omakau - next to Hickey's Wool Store
  • Oturehua - next to Oturehua Hall
  • Ranfurly - in car park next to Graham Electrical
  • Tarras - near Tarras Primary School
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