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Options for Organic (green bin) collection services

The organic collection is only available in the larger townships. Contact the Council to find out if this service is available at your address.

List of townships where an organic collection is currently available:

  • Darfield
  • Kirwee
  • Leeston
  • Lincoln
  • Prebbleton
  • Rolleston
  • Springston
  • Southbridge
  • West Melton
  • Tai Tapu

Image of Food and Garden Waste Wheelie BinYour organics kerbside collection day is normally the same day as your refuse and recycling collection days. Please note that for West Melton organics are collected on a Thursday and not a Wednesday.

There is a weight restriction of 60kg on the bin. If your bin is too heavy it may be tagged by the contractor with a note informing you why it was not emptied.

To request a lime green-top organic wheelie bin contact the Council or use our Bin Request Form.

Where to place your binHow to use your bin
  • Put your organics bin on the footpath, grass verge or berm closest to where the collection vehicle passes. Please do not place bins on the road.
  • The bin should be clear of trees and other obstructions.
  • Place the bin facing the road. The arrows on the lid indicate 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).
  • To help keep your bin clean you can place a couple of sheet of old newspaper or a handful of dry grass clippings in the bottom of the bin.
  • Put your bins out at kerbside by 6.30am on collection day, and bring them back in the same day.