Rubbish and recycling

Information about our rubbish and recycling collection service for wheelie bins and rubbish bags.

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Download our free mobile app(external link) to find your collection day. It also has a handy lookup tool to find out what goes in each bin. 

Report litter in a public place

Green bin

Organics – green bin

Food and garden waste. Collected weekly.

Yellow bin

Recycling – yellow bin

Paper and cardboard, metal cans and tins, glass, plastic bottles and containers. Collected every two weeks.

Red bin

Rubbish – red bin

All items not accepted in the organics or recycling bins, except hazardous items. Collected every two weeks.

Find my collection day

Find the collection day and details for wheelie bins, inner-city bag collections and community collection points.

EcoDrop and transfer stations map

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

My bins

Information on your wheelie bins, including reporting lost, stolen or missing bins and changing bin sizes.

How we're going

Fact, stats and grants on rubbish and recycling in Christchurch.