Recycling & Waste Minimisation

The Kaikoura District Council is a Zero Waste Community. This means our vision is for Zero Waste to Landfill by 2015. We currently divert approximately 75% of our waste stream away from the landfill by:

The Council operates an urban recycling collection service throughout urban and some rural areas of the Kaikoura District and a drop off facility in some areas.

Residents and businesses can drop-off compost, recycling and waste, as well as a range of other goods, to the resource recovery centre, Innovative Waste Kaikoura.


New Opening Hours - Effective from Monday 3rd April 2017

Monday to Friday: 9am- 4pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am-4pm (unchanged)

The waste streams are processed at Innovative Waste Kaikoura:

Useful links: