COVID-19 update as 11 October 2021

The Government has announced we will enter COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 12 am Wednesday 8th September .

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 with QR codes for contact tracing.  There will be limited customer numbers allowed on site at any one time and social distancing and good hygiene practices to be maintained at all times.

For more specific information on your local site please read below.

What using the Councils Transfer Stations will look like under Alert Level 2

INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL

Invercargill
  • Payment is by Eftpos or accounts only 
  • QR codes will be displayed you will need to scan or sign in as per legislation
  • Encourage good hygiene practices.
  • Masks need to be worn once entering the Transfer Station

Bluff
  • Will return to normal operating days and times
 
SDE Recycling Plant
  • You can drop your recycling to the Mersey Street drop-off but please keep 2m from others and wear your mask
  • If you need to go to reception, there is a one in, one out rule in place
  • Please scan in and sanitise
  • Payments are to remain contactless

GORE DISTRICT COUNCIL
 
The move down to Alert Level 2 means we can open our facilities, albeit with changes to ensure the safety of staff and customers, and meet the rules set down by the Government.
At all facilities, please remember:
  • Stay two metres away from other customers and staff
  • You must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt for personal reasons).
  • You must record your visit by scanning the QR code or signing in.

Gore
  • Will operate its normal opening hours.
  • There will be contactless payment only.

Mataura
  • Will remain closed.

SOUTHLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL

  • Transfer stations will be opened back up to normal days and hours.
  • Masks and QR code/contact tracing are still required at all stations.
  • More vehicles are allowed on site but still use one in one out policy.
  • Eftpos or accounts only – no tokens.
  • Re-use sheds are still closed.
Wallacetown
  • Green waste site will be open on Sunday with the above controls (no Eftpos machine on this site – tokens accepted with distancing controls).
General Controls for all stations:
  • Stations open normal days and times to all commercial and public users
  • Access will be 1 in, 1 out with numbers limited to size and layout of the station
  • Payment will be accounts or Eftpos/paywave only
  • Users will be required to scan the QR code for contact tracing. If they cannot scan the code then the operator will record their details manually and/or electronically
  • All operators will be provided with gloves, masks, hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray. Operators will be encouraged to continue to wear a mask but it will not be mandatory
  • Signage will be installed at stations explaining payment methods and access requirements
  • Operators will maintain a 2m distance from users, for Eftpos payments the amount will be put into the machine and the operator will stand back to allow the user to pay. Operators are not to help users with unloading waste
  • Surfaces disinfected after each user
  • Operations will be reviewed if controls and/or staff are abused
Site-Specific Controls:

Lumsden
  • Access will be controlled at the gates with only one vehicle on-site at a time
  • If the operator needs to leave gates they will be shut to prevent unauthorised access
Otautau
  • Access will be controlled at the gates with only one vehicle on-site at a time
  • If the operator needs to leave gates they will be shut to prevent unauthorised access
Riverton
  • Access will be controlled at the gates with only one vehicle on-site at a time
  • If the operator needs to leave gates they will be shut to prevent unauthorised access
Te Anau
  • Access will be controlled at the gates with only one vehicle on-site at a time
  • If the operator needs to leave gates they will be shut to prevent unauthorised access
Winton
  • A maximum of 4 vehicles will be allowed in the station at any time, bays will be coned off to provide distancing
  • Access will be controlled at the gates with only one vehicle on-site at a time
  • If the operator needs to leave gates they will be shut to prevent unauthorised access
Wyndale
  • Cones will set up entry/exit lanes with vehicles being stopped by the kiosk. Only one vehicle at a time will be able to proceed further into the station from this point.

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.  Go to Unite Against COVID for more details