Council holiday hours and services


The Ashburton District Council wishes you and your family a safe and joyous time with friends and family this holiday season. Some Council services will be impacted over the Christmas/New Year break, and these are explained below:

Please note that the Council is available to contact 24/7 over the holiday break to report any concerns. Simply call (03) 307 7700 any time of the day.


​​Resource Recovery Parks

​The Ashburton & Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks will be closed on Wednesday 25 December, 2019 and Wednesday 1 January, 2020.

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will also be closed on Thursday 26 December, 2019.

​​Rubbish & recycling kerbside collection

​Residents who receive kerbside collection services on or after 25 December and 1 Janaury will have their bins and/or crate collected the day after their usual collection day. Monday and Tuesday collections will be unaffected.

  • Wednesday collections will be picked up Thursday
  • Thursday collections will be picked up Friday
  • Friday collections will be picked up Saturday

Please ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed at the kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.​

Page reviewed: 20 Jan 2020 10:50am