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 Labour Day Observed, Monday 25 October 2021

Southland District Council will remain as normal. 

Invercargill City &  Gore residents please be advised there will be no kerbside recycling and rubbish collections on Labour Day Observed, Monday 25 October 2021.  All collections will be one day later than usual for the week.

Invercargill City &  Gore
 Your usual collection day
 Your new collection day
Monday 25 October
Tuesday 26 October
Tuesday 26 October
Wednesday 27 October 
Wednesday 27 October
Thursday 28 October
Thursday 28 October 
Friday 29 October
Friday 29 October
Saturday 30 October 

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 1 November.

Exceptions to the day later rule

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


Council Transfer Stations Hours for Labour Day public holiday

 Transfer Station
Sunday 24 October
Monday 25 October
 Bluff Closed  Closed 
 Gore Open  Closed
 Invercargill Open from 1:00pm to 6.00pm
 8:00am to 6.00pm
 Southland District sites
Open as per normal   Open as per normal