Rubbish Collection & Transfer Station


Click here to view our Transfer Station Fees & Charges [PDF, 26 KB]


Transfer station information


Wheelie Bin Service 

The Gore District Council has a kerbside wheelie bin collection service for households and businesses, in Gore and Mataura.

The red lidded bin is for household waste, plastic, paper, steel cans, sanitary waste, food waste etc.

The yellow lidded bin is for glass only.

There is free disposal of greenwaste at the Gore and Mataura transfer stations.

There is cardboard and aluminium recycling bins at the Gore Transfer Station and behind the Mataura community centre, McQueen Avenue. Cardboard can also be left at the Pakeke Lions North Gore depot.


Collection Days

Red lidded bin will be collected weekly, for three consecutive weeks. The yellow lidded bin will be collected every fourth week.

You can download our handy collection day calendar below

2021 Collection Calendar [PDF, 3.1 MB]




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.



Transfer Station Information

During Christmas and New Year, the Gore and Mataura Transfer Stations will be closed on: 

  • Christmas Day / Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Day / Saturday 2 January

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 

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: