Recycling and Waste

Innovative Waste Kaikoura

Street Address:
82 Scarborough Street
Phone: 319 7148 (office) 319 7144 (site)

There is no Kerbside Rubbish pickup in Kaikoura - you can drop your waste into our recycling centre IWK. 

Opening Hours


Mon - Friday 8am - 4.30 pm
Sat Sun and Public Holidays 10am - 4pm
Easter Sun and Anzac Day 12 - 4 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


Mon - Friday 8am - 4.30pm
Sat Sun and Public Holidays 10am - 4 pm
Anzac Day 12 - 4 pm
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day

Earthquake waste

We're working with IWK to deconstruct and reuse as much material as possible. Find out what you'll need to do if your house is going to be demolished, deconstructed or repaired

Kaikoura Kerbside Recycling Collection Days

Kaikoura Township and South Bay - Weekly Thursdays
Ocean Ridge - Weekly Wednesdays
Clarence & Kekerengu - Weekly Wednesday Mornings

Oaro/Goose Bay (including all properties south of the closed State Highway area) - Fortnightly on a Wednesday (Note this will be reviewed as the road situation changes.)

If the collection day is a public holiday, it will be collected the next day.

Need recycling bins?

Fill out the New Urban Recycling Crates form and hand it into Innovative Waste Kaikoura (IWK)

Also there is a business collection on Mondays and Fridays from as little as $11.25 per week. If you want your recyclables collected from your business, give Innovative Waste Kaikoura (IWK) a call.


Bags - $3.50
Big Bags - $6.50
Cleanfill - $75.00 (Min. charge $5.50)
Commercial refuse per ton $245.00 (Min. charge $7.50)
Domestic refuse per ton $245.00 (Min. charge $7.50)
Green Waste per ton $44.00 (Min. charge $3.50)
Green Waster Bag - $3.50
Wood in per ton - $160.00
Sorted Plastic - No cost
Sorted Glass - No cost
Sorted Cardboard/Paper - No cost
Sorted Tins/Cans - No cost
Reusable Household items - No cost
Unusable household items - Charges as refuse

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