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Options for Refuse (red bin) collection services

Rubbish is collected every week from either a 240 litre or 80 litre wheelie bin. Households can also use 60 litre rubbish bags, which are available from Council Service Centres and supermarkets

Image of Rubbish Wheelie Bins All rubbish must be in official Selwyn District Council rubbish wheelie bins or bags. There is a weight restriction of 60kg for 240 litre bins, 30kg for 80 litre bins and 12kg for rubbish bags. If your bin / bag is too heavy it may be tagged by the contractor with a note informing you why it was not collected.

To request a red-top rubbish wheelie bin contact the Council's Helpline or use our Bin Request Form.

Where to place your bin or bagHow to use your bin
  • Put your rubbish bin or official Selwyn District Council rubbish bag on the footpath, grass verge or berm closest to where the collection vehicle passes. Please do not place bins on the road.
  • Do not place bags on top of the bin.
  • The bin should be clear of trees and other obstructions.
  • Place the bin facing the road. The arrows on the lid indicate the correct placement.  Allow half a metre between adjacent bins and/or obstructions.
  • Make sure you don't overfill your bin - the lid must be closed for collection.
  • Extra items placed next to or on top of the bin will not be collected (except for official Council rubbish bags placed next to the bin).
  • Put your bins out at kerbside by 6.30am on collection day, and bring them back in the same day.