The Timaru District Council's vision for waste management and minimisation is:-
"A sustainable community that is able to reuse, recycle and recover discarded resources and minimise residual waste to landfill, while ensuring protection of public health and the environment."
The Council operates a three-bin kerbside collection service throughout urban and some rural areas of the Timaru District.
Residents and businesses can drop-off compost, recycling and waste, as well as a range of other goods, to the four council-owned transfer stations.
The waste streams are processed at three council-owned facilities:
- Compost Facility
- Materials Recovery facility
- Redruth Landfill