Waste Minimisation

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