Recycling & Disposal

Recycling contacts listed by material

Agrichemical containers:

  • Agrecovery: - details under Agricultural Products
  • Plasback: - details under Agricultural Products

Agricultural wraps: Plasback - details under Agricultural Products

Agricultural Products:

  • Plasback: Silage wrap, silage pit covers, LDPE feed bags, shrinkwrap, pallet covers, polypropylene feed, seed and fertilizer bags, HDPE drums
    contact Michelle Pye, Pye Contracting, 03 615 6120, www.plasback.co.nz
  • Agrecovery: Agrichemical containers, agrichemicals
    0800 247 326, drop off at Progressive Plant Solutions, Corner Vine and Redwood Streets, Temuka Mon –Fri 9-5 www.agrecovery.co.nz

Asbestos: Fred Anscombe: 027 432 6925.

Cables: Graeme Sargent Metals, 03 688 2675, Timaru Metal Recyclers, 03 684 4701.

Car Bodies: Car Yard, Redruth Street, Timaru.

Cardboard: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Southern Recycle, 03 688 2524, Waste Management NZ Ltd, 03 684 4110.

Cleanfill - soil, bricks, shingle, concrete: Domestic loads, Redruth Resource Recovery Park, trailer loads only at Geraldine, Temuka and Pleasant Point Transfer Stations.

Commercial waste removal: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Waste Management NZ Ltd, 03 688 7211, Waste Away South 03 688 2930.

Computers: In working order, less than four years old, Crow's Nest drop off, check first ph 03 684 9749 ( if computer is not working- see escrap.)

Concrete: Commercial quantities, Redruth Resource Recovery Park.

Consumables: Toner Recycling Centres: 0800 180 160.

Cooking Oils: Fatman: 0800 432 862;SJ Allen 688 5669.

Demolition: Fred Anscombe: 027 432 6925.

Dirty Soft Plastic: Contact the Council 03 687 7200.

Escrap / e-waste: All transfer stations accept escrap. A charge applies only for televisions and computer monitors.

Flexible Plastics / Shrinkwrap: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Southern Recycle, 03 688 2524, Waste Management NZ Ltd, 03 684 4110.

Fluorescent Lights (small CFLs) and ecobulbs: Transfer Stations; recycling boxes available from Ideal Electrical, Barnard St, Timaru: 688 5440.

Fluorescent Lights (tubes): Recycling boxes available from Ideal Electrical, Barnard St, Timaru:
688 5440.

Garden Organics: Transfer stations, or greenwaste contractors.

Gib Board: New off-cuts only for our compost, all transfer stations. By application only - contact the Council 03 687 7200 for details.

Glass Only: Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122.

Hazardous Material

Heavy Metals: Chemwaste Industries 03 384 5435;Interwaste 03 344 5000;Transpacific Technical Services 09 274 7963.

Household Goods:The Crow's Nest re-usable materials drop-off, Redruth Resource Recovery Park.

Milk Cartons: Clean and uncrushed: Trees for Canterbury 03 982 1028.

Organic Skips: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Waste Management NZ Ltd, 03 684 4110.

Paint:

  • Domestic quantities transfer stations (maximum 20 litres) .
  • Resene or Dulux Paints can be returned to Resene or Dulux respectively;small charge for non-Dulux paints.
  • Commercial: return to supplier.

Polystyrene - Commercial Quantities only by arrangement: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Waste Management NZ Ltd, 03 684 4110.

Recycling Skips: Envirowaste, 03 688 7211, Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122, Waste Management, 03 684 4110.

Recycling Wheelie Bins: Garbo Rubbish Removals, 021 451 122.

Reuseable business waste items: Timaru District Council 03 687 7200.

Scrap Metal: Graeme Sargent Metals, 03 688 2675, Timaru Metal Recyclers, 03 684 4701.

Timaru District Council: Waste Management NZ Ltd: 03 688 7211.

Waste Oil (vehicles): Domestic: Redruth, Temuka and Geraldine Transfer Stations Commercial: S J Allen 03 688 5669.

Whiteware: Graeme Sargent Metals, 03 688 2675, Timaru Metal Recyclers, 03 684 4701, Council Scrap Metal drop off in Redruth Street, Geraldine, Temuka and Pleasant Point Transfer Stations.

Waste Management Information

More information on waste management, waste contracts, and business sustainability is contained on Christchurch City Council's Target Sustainability site.

Fees and Charges / Purchase Prices

Council Fees and Charges

For information on commercial charges or purchase prices, please contact the individual supplier directly.

Council Contacts

For assistance in reducing waste, recovering materials, staff education and infrastructure.

Position Contact
Zero Waste Advisors Briony Woodnorth, Timaru District Council, 03 687 7489
 Hayley McCaughan, Timaru District Council, 03 687 7265
Waste Minimisation Manager Ruth Clarke, Timaru District Council, 03 687 7445
Bin OfficerEmma Little, Timaru District Council, 03 687 7597