COVID-19 update as March 2022

New Zealand is at Orange 🟠.

As the number of COVID cases in our community increases, we are asking for your help to ensure our waste and recycling collection services can continue as normal.

Like many businesses, we are preparing to be impacted by a staff shortage if isolation requirements mean our drivers and operators can’t get out and about to collect rubbish and recycling.

So, please, only put out your red and yellow bins if they are full. If your bin is only half full or only has a couple of things inside it, set it aside and put it out next week instead.

Kerbside recycling and rubbish collections are continuing as normal, please continue to put your red and yellow bins out on your designated day.

Council Transfer Stations are open as normal and will operate using safe working practices. Social distancing and good hygiene practices to be maintained at all times.

General Controls for all stations:

  • Stations open normal days and times to all commercial and public users, please refer to the Wastenet Recycling and Rubbish Services page
  • Masks must be worn when entering the transfer Stations
  • Operators will maintain a 1m distance from users
  • Operators are not to help users with unloading waste
  • Operations will be reviewed if controls and/or staff are abused

Invercargill City Council

Normal Opening Hours

Payment is by EFTPOS/cash or accounts only

Masks need to be worn when entering the Transfer Station

Southland DisAbility Recycling - Mersey Street Invercargill

You can drop your recycling to the Mersey Street drop-off slots, but please keep 1m from others and wear your mask

If you need to go to reception, there is a one in, one out rule in place, please sanitise, masks must be worn and a vaccination Pass is required to enter reception

Payments are to remain contactless

Southland District Council

Normal Opening Hours

EFTPOS or accounts or tokens only

Masks need to be worn when entering the Transfer Station

Gore District Council

Normal opening hours.

Contactless payment

Masks need to be worn when entering the Transfer Station

Remember if you are feeling unwell, stay at home. Social distance. Wash your hands. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Keep track of your movements. Be patient. Be kind.  

Visit Unite Against COVID for more details.