Transfer stations

The Council has waste transfer stations at Bluff and Invercargill for the disposal of general waste, garden waste, car bodies, recyclable items and hazardous materials such as batteries.

The Council compacts and trucks any general waste from the transfer stations to the region's landfill site near Winton.

Any green waste (such as lawn clippings, tree prunings and other garden waste) is shredded and composted.

Hazardous materials are disposed of accordingly by the Council, and any recycleable materials donated are sold at the privately owned The Garage Recyling Shop.

It is important to note that soil is not allowed in the green waste dumping area, and should be dumped with the general waste.

Invercargill Transfer Station (Bond Street, Invercargill)

Open every day except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

April 1 to September 30: Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Sunday 9am-5:30pm
October 1 to March 31: Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm

Phone: (03) 218 7939

Bluff Transfer Station (Suir Street, Bluff)

Monday, Wednesday and  Friday 2pm-4pm, Saturday 11am-2pm, Sunday 10am-12:30pm. 
Closed public holidays

Phone: (03) 218 7938

Other waste services and service providers

ICC Environmental Health Division
For abandoned vehicles, environmental hazards and waste, contact the Council's Environmental Health Division (03) 211 1777

Kerbside recyclable drop-off depot
Southland disAbility Enterprises
28 Ettrick Street, Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 6188.

The Garage Recycling Shop
Same hours as the Invercargill Transfer Station
Address:  Invercargill Transfer Station, Bond Street, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 214 7917