COVID-19 update as at 21 September 2020

The Government has announced we are at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 as of midnight Monday 21 September 2020. This will impact how we deliver some of our solid waste services.

Kerbside recycling and rubbish collections are continuing as normal, as are the recycling drop-off facilities.

Recycling which normally goes to Southland disAbility Enterprises will continue to, as they are open with additional safety measures in place.

Council Transfer Stations are open as normal and will operate their Level 1 safe working practices with QR codes available for contact tracing.  We are not limiting customer numbers however we do encourage maintaining social distancing and good hygiene practices.

The Southland District Council Transfer Station secondhand goods sheds have reopened.

What using the Councils Transfer Stations will look like under Alert Level 1

  • QR codes will be displayed.
  • Vehicle registrations will be recorded against your transactions for contract tracing purposes.
  • Fees still apply.  Contactless payments is the preferred payment method i.e. card payments. 
  • All second-hand facilities are open.