Information about EcoDrops and transfer stations and how to dispose of hazardous and demolition waste.

EcoDrop and transfer stations map

For disposing of large quantities of waste or items that are not collected through the wheelie bin service.

Demolition waste

Burwood Recovery Park sorts the city’s earthquake waste and will be in operation until 2017.

Hazardous waste and household chemicals

Can be dangerous to human health, property or the environment if it is not properly managed. These items must not be put in any wheelie bins.

Biodegradable and compostable products

Christchurch City Council is one of only a small number of Councils that have a kerbside organics wheelie bin collection.

How to dispose of ash, timber and sawdust

Timber offcuts, sawdust and ash can contain high concentrations of arsenic, a toxic chemical that cannot be broken down.

Battery recycling

Wanting to dispose of unwanted batteries safely? Check out the Christchurch City Council's battery recycling scheme available from 13 May 2019.

Soft plastics

Any plastic you can scrunch in your hand is a soft plastic. All soft plastics must go in your red bin.