Current consultation


Ashburton District Council engages with the community on a range of Council matters and projects through consultation and feedback.

Including community views as part of decision-making processes is an important way of ensuring residents can participate in decisions that impact on the current and future wellbeing of the community.

Current council projects and matters you can provide comment and feedback on are displayed below.​​

Wheelie bin service extension

As part of the roll-out of the wheelie bin service in Ashburton District, Council is offering to extend the current kerbside collection boundary. This proposed new boundary will include the surrounding areas of Ashburton and Methven towns, Lake Hood, Rakaia North and Winslow. It is proposed these areas will receive the wheelie bins when the service is rolled out on 1 September 2017.

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed kerbside service boundary extension.
You can provide feedback from here, phone 03 307 7700 or email

Feedback closes Monday 20 February 2017.

Details of the proposed service and boundary extension are as follows:

Residents on the wheelie bin kerbside collection service will receive:

  • An 80 litre red waste wheelie bin
  • A 240 litre yellow recycling wheelie bin
  • A 45 litre green crate for bottles and jars

Residents inside the proposed new kerbside collection boundary will receive the wheelie bin service at the same cost to residents in the current collection boundary. This is estimated to be $196.00 per household, per annum and includes the purchase of the bins and their delivery. This cost will be included in the rates charges.

Once using the wheelie bins, residents will not need to purchase Ashburton District Council rubbish bags, if they already do so.

The bins will belong to the property, and must stay with the property, even if the occupier moves house.

Council's decision to extend or not to extend the boundary will apply to all areas included in the consultation. There is no opt in or out option.

People living in Lake Hood pay a levy to the Ashburton Aquatic Charitable Trust, which includes a rubbish collection fee. If the proposed boundary extension is approved, the portion of the levy relating to rubbish collection will be deducted, and Lake Hood residents will only pay for the Council kerbside collection rates charge.

Council will host two community meetings where residents are invited to discuss the proposed boundary extension. Council staff will be available to answer any questions. These meetings will be held:

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017
Time: 5.30pm
Place: Council Chambers Community Meeting Room, Baring Square East

Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Time: 6.00pm
Place: The Lake House, Lake Hood Drive, Lake Hood

Please see the below maps of the proposed new kerbside collection boundaries (in red).

Proposed extended area of service for Ashburton, Lake Hood and Winslow



Proposed extended area of service for Rakaia


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Page reviewed: 09 Feb 2017 10:41am