Rubbish collection in North Dunedin
In North Dunedin, Monday is the regular rubbish collection day. Please use Dunedin City Council (DCC) rubbish bags which are available from supermarkets or OUSA offices. Other bags won't be collected so please don't use them.
Kerbside recycling system
Blue recycling bins
Blue recycling bins take rinsed, unbroken glass bottles & jars. No other glass products, eg mirrors will be accepted.
Yellow-lidded wheelie bins
Yellow-lidded wheelie bins take paper, cardboard, rigid plastics (numbered 1-7) with lids removed, washed aluminum or steel cans.
Alternating collection days
The bins will be collected each fortnight alternating with the blue bins. Calendars on the wheelie-bins will let you know which week to put out which bin.
More information about Dunedin City Council rubbish and recycling collection
Diversion Days in North Dunedin
Six Diversion Day events will be held over the course of the student year in two locations. At each location there will be provision for general waste as well as recycling facilities for cardboard, glass and cans.
The dates for these events are:
- 26 February
- 26 March
- 28 May
- 23 July
- 22 October
- 12 November
- Marsh Study Centre Carpark (Castle Street)
- Clyde Street Store car park (51 Clyde Street)
- The Waste Management transfer station at 33 Wickliffe Street is available to University of Otago students for free in 2021 upon production of a valid student ID.
- Campus Watch have two caged trailers, brooms, and shovels all available for students to use for free.