Kerbside Collections

The Council operates a kerbside collection service to township areas and limited rural areas in the Mackenzie District. Eligible properties are provided with a red wheelie bin for residual rubbish, a yellow wheelie bin for mixed recycling and a blue glass crate for glass. The red and yellow wheelie bins are collected in alternate weeks and the blue glass crate is collected weekly.

Collection days:

Twizel - Monday or Tuesday, click here for a map showing the collection days

Tekapo - Wednesday

Fairlie, Kimbell, Burkes Pass and Albury - Thursday

Collection calendars:

Click on the following links to see which week is for red/residual rubbish or yellow/recycling collection.

Twizel collection calendar 2020

Fairlie, Kimble, Burkes Pass, Albury and Tekapo collection calendar 2020



What goes in each bin?

If you are not sure of what can go in each bin, check underneath the lids of your red and yellow wheelie bins for labels that list what can go in each bin.

Need an extra glass crate?

All glass must go in the blue glass crate. If your glass crate is overfull then it makes it difficult to pick up safely without breaking glass on the footpath or road. If you regularly have too much glass for one glass crate then we are happy to provide an extra crate. Please contact us on 03 685 9010.

Commercial collections

Commercial rubbish and recycling collections are available through Envirowaste - please contact them on 0800 240 120

General kerbside collection information:

  • Bins need to be out by 7am during daylight savings (starts on the last Sunday in September) and 8am during winter.
  • Wheelie bin lids must be fully closed and glass must not be piled above the height of the crate.
  • Wheelie bins are stamped with a unique number and allocated to individual properties, they should not be shifted between properties. If you have built a new home and need a set of bins, please contact us.
  • If your bin has been damaged or stolen, please contact us on 03 685 9010

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