Public Holiday Collections

Recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later than usual after a public holiday, with some exceptions.

You can use our collection day search to check the collection date for a specific address. 

Collection day changes for Waitangi Day, Monday 8 February 2021

Bluff, Invercargill, Mataura and Gore residents please be advised recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later than usual to observe Waitangi Day public holiday on Monday 8 February.

 Your usual collection day
 Your new collection day
Monday 8 February
Tuesday 9 February
Tuesday 9 February
Wednesday 10 February
Wednesday 10 February
Thursday 11 February
Thursday 11 February
Friday 12 February
Friday 12 February
Saturday 13 February

Remember all mobile bins need to be placed out on time, as collection trucks may be earlier than usual.    All collections will return to normal on Monday 15 February.  Southland District Council kerbside recycling and rubbish collections are not affected and will be operating as normal for the week 8-12 February.


Exceptions to the day later rule

  • Southland District Council recycling and rubbish collections operate as normal on the following public holidays: Waitangi Day, Queens Birthday, Labour Day.
  • Private recycling, rubbish and greenwaste collections - contact your service provided to ask about their holiday schedules.