Rubbish Collection & Transfer Station

For information about the Gore transfer station, and wheelie bin rubbish and recycling collection during the COVID-19 lockdown, please go to our COVID-19 District Update page. 


Click here to view our Transfer Station Fees & Charges [PDF, 41 KB]


Waste Collection Service changes

On Monday 29 June the Council will introduce a new waste collection service. Please go to our new Waste Collection Service page for details.It is important to continue your current kerbside recycling and rubbish collection regime until the new service starts.


Recycling information

Transfer station information

The Gore District Council has a kerbside wheelie bin collection service for recycling and rubbish. It operates in Gore and Mataura, and is for households and businesses.

wheelie bins

There are two bins – a yellow lidded bin for recycling and the red lidded bin for rubbish. The bins are emptied fortnightly, on alternative weeks.

The bins are 240 litres. However, there are smaller bins available in special circumstances.

To find out your collection day or for more information go to WasteNet Southland's website.

What is WasteNet Southland?

WasteNet Southland is a joint initiative of the Gore District Council, Invercargill City Council and Southland District Council.  It provides a coordinated approach to recycling services and the delivery of solid waste collection within Southland.

Rural properties

If you live in rural areas, there is a privately operated wheelie bin collection service available. Or household rubbish and green waste can be taken to the Gore transfer station, in Toronto Street.


You can recycling the following items at Gore's transfer station

  • Bottles
  • Clean tins
  • Plastic
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Green waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Car batteries
  • Car bodies

Dangerous goods and paint can also be recycled but please talk with our landfill staff beforehand.

There is a bottle bin and cardboard bin outside the transfer station for use when its closed.

The Gore Pakeke Lions Club accepts cardboard for recycling at its depot. You will find them at 117 Hokonui Drive.

Handy tips for recycling


Transfer Station Information


Gore Transfer Station - Toronto Street


Opening hours 

During Daylight Saving

  • Monday to Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon - 5.00pm 

During Winter

  • Monday to Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.30am - 4.00pm
  • Sunday 12 noon - 4.00pm


Mataura Transfer Station - CLOSED during COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Opening hours

Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm (during daylight saving) and 11.00am - 4.00pm (during winter)

Terms and conditions

In order to ensure all refuse contained within a vehicle is accounted for, vehicles entering or leaving the landfill site are subject to inspection by the landfill operator.

In order to ensure only acceptable waste is deposited, contents of refuse bags or other containers are subject to inspection by the landfill operator. Failure to permit an inspection may result in landfill access being denied.

In order to ensure public safety, instructions issued by landfill staff must be followed.

Waste Management Plan

The Waste Management Plan and associated Summary of Information are now available from the Gore District Council office in Bowler Avenue.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: