EcoDrop and transfer stations

EcoDrops and transfer stations let you dispose of large quantities of waste or items that are not collected through the wheelie bin service.

Location and opening hours

Select a location on the map for opening hours and what each centre accepts.

Visit the EcoCentral website(external link) or phone 03 941 8999 for more information. 

Please note that Banks Peninsula collection points are for Banks Peninsula residents use only.


Christchurch EcoDrop fees

Visit the EcoDrop website for up-to-date fees information for each type of waste.(external link)

Banks Peninsula transfer station fees

These fees are only for the transfer stations on the Banks Peninsula. 

Type Cost Minimum charge per weight
General refuse 
Domestic and commercial, all vehicle types
$299.10 per tonne $10
Green waste - Leaves, branches, weeds and unsprayed lawn clippings.  No flax, cabbage tree leaves, or treated timber. 
Domestic and commercial, all vehicle types
$143.95 per tonne $10
Hard fill - Rubble, concrete, soil, bricks, stones, pavers and sand. 
Domestic quantities only, no commercial drop off. 
$121.00 per tonne $10
Waste or demolition wood
All vehicle types
$299.10 per tonne $10
Metal or steel - Includes corrugated iron etc.
All vehicle types
$80.00 per tonne $10
Whiteware $10.00 per item  
Car tyres $10 per tyre (larger tyres extra - see site manager)  

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Hazardous waste and household chemicals

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These items must not be put in any wheelie bins. Some items are accepted free at EcoDrop Recycling Centres(external link), preferably in the original container or in a labelled container: 

  • liquid chemicals
  • dry chemicals
  • household cleaners
  • used car oil and automotive liquids
  • car batteries
  • paints and associated painting solvents
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • gas bottles and cylinders
  • fire extinguishers
  • garden pesticides 
  • cooking oil

Hazardous waste does not include treated timber, household smoke detectors, energy saving light bulbs. Although these materials contain potentially hazardous elements, the risk to human health and the environment is small and they can be disposed of in your red rubbish bin or at an EcoDrop(external link) as general rubbish. 

To dispose of your unwanted household batteries safely, check out the Battery Recycling Stations available at a number of locations around the city.

Special waste

Special wastes are commercial or significant quantities of waste that are not hazardous but require special handling during disposal.

The following is a list of some of these items:

  • agricultural chemical waste and containers
  • explosives including fireworks, flares and ammunition 
  • mercury 
  • medical waste
  • lead-based paint scrapings 
  • decontaminated soil 
  • odorous materials 
  • asbestos (small quantities are accepted at the Metro Place EcoDrop, visit EcoCentral(external link))
    (external link)

These materials are not accepted at EcoDrops or transfer stations. Please check your local directory to find a special waste handling provider.


EcoDrop recycling centre


Collection point


Recycling depot


Transfer station