Wheelie Bin & Bag Collections
In this section
Options for Refuse (red bin) collection services
Options for Recycling (yellow bin, crate) collection services
Options for Organic (green bin) collection services
Collection Days & Routes
Links to maps showing rubbish and recycling collection routes and drop-off points.
Changes to waste bin collection schedules on Public Holidays
Fees and Charges
Selwyn allows for residents to choose from various options to meet their solid waste needs - find out what you can order and the associated costs.
Request a New Bin or a Bin Change
An online form to complete
- Bin Not Collected?
- Wheelie Bin Stocktake - RFID Tag
- Wheelie bin lid clip
Kerbside rubbish, recycling and organics collections are continuing as normal. The recycling plant is operating as normal; please keep vigilant with your recycling separation.
You can help our collectors by ensuring your bin placement is clear of obstacles such as parked cars.
Please see our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information.
The Council provides a flexible kerbside collection service allowing our residents to select the combination of bins or bags that best suit your household and property. Over 90% of the district has direct access to a kerbside service. For those who are not on the kerbside collection route, you can take your bins, bags or crates to your nearest drop-off point.
Recycling is collected fortnightly from 240 litre yellow top wheelie bins, or two 60 litre black crates for those properties that are not on the collection route, and is taken by the collection contractor directly to EcoCentral in Christchurch for sorting, processing and sale. The yearly recycling charge is compulsory for households on the collection route.
Rubbish is collected weekly from either 240 litre or 80 litre red top wheelie bins and transported by our collection contractor to the Pines Resource Recovery Park for compaction, transfer and disposal at the Kate Valley Regional Landfill. You can also opt to purchase official Selwyn District Council rubbish bags from any Council Service Centre and selected supermarkets. The price of these bags includes the cost of collection.
Organic (food and garden) waste is collected weekly from 240 litre lime green lid wheelie bins and is transported by our collection contractor to the Pines Resource Recovery Park where the material is then composted. This service is only available in medium-larger townships at present and is progressively being extended to other townships as demand dictates.
Our collection charges are set to encourage waste minimisation and provide a financial incentive to households to reduce the amount of rubbish generated.