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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:46am

A rubbish truck on a suburban street lifting a green organics bin

We’re continuing to do all we can to support our community during the COVID-19 lockdown, by making sure we maintain essential services. We’re also providing services and programmes through online platforms wherever possible.

Here’s a summary of our key services.

  • We’re collecting your rubbish and recycling as usual. Easter Friday collections will take place the
    next day - Saturday 11 April. Easter Monday collections occur as normal.
  • We’re taking care of water and wastewater.
  • We’re processing building consents (although there may be some limitations as we can’t access
    physical files).
  • Public toilets on State Highways are still open.
  • Our civil defence teams are on standby to help out.

If you are out and about with those in your ‘bubble’ here’s a few things to note:

  • Our parks and reserves are open for walking and general exercise – but remember to keep 2
    metres distance from others and avoid using benches and tables if you can.
  • We’ve had to close playgrounds, tennis courts, skate parks and the like – because of the risk of
    transmitting the virus from the equipment and surfaces we touch.
  • Our dog parks are also open – but again, keep your safe distance, and keep pooch on a leash.
  • McHughs Forest Park is open for local use only – people shouldn’t drive there from outside the
    local area.
  • Remember to stay local – try to walk to wherever you’re exercising and leave your car at home.

Our libraries have thousands of eResources, eBooks and Audio books to keep your household busy during the lockdown. Check out what’s available at or on Facebook.
Also visit our facilities and Aquatic Centre Facebook pages for videos and online activities.
You can still contact us to report issues or for information about most of our services.
Phone 0800 SELWYN (735 996)
Visit our Contact Us page
You can also submit a request using the app Snap Send Solve
For more details check out our latest updates