A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

From Monday 18 September there will be no parking available directly outside the Gorge Road Council office due to construction activity associated with the Town Centre Arterial Road. Our Gorge Road Council office will be open as usual. But if you’d prefer, you can make use of our online services via our website or give us a call on 03 441 0499.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Transfer Stations

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There are two transfer stations in our district that accept and treat waste before bringing it to Victoria Flats landfill or a recycling facility. Both facilities are operated by Waste Management NZ on behalf of QLDC.

Waste collectors and the public can bring waste items not suitable for kerbside collection to transfer stations. 

Transfer Station Locations

Queenstown Transfer Station

110 Glenda Dr
Queenstown 9371

Open: 8.00am – 5.00pm, 7 days a week.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Phone: 03 348 5126

Wanaka Transfer Station

Ballantyne Rd,
Wānaka 9343

Open: 8.00am – 5.00pm, 7 days a week.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.
Phone: 03 348 6125

Please note that large loads (for example truckloads or large skip bins) or loads unable to be processed through the compactor, being presented for disposal at our Transfer Stations will be considered on a case by case basis and may be rejected.  If this occurs, our transfer station operators will discuss other disposal options with you.   


These are the currents fees and were effective as of 1 July 2023. They are inclusive of GST.  Please note we do not accept cash. Payment is by card or account only.

If you plan to drop off green or hazardous waste, be sure to check out what we don't accept via the Other Waste page on our website.



General Waste

Single refuse bags


Per tonne


Green Waste*

Small load (lighter than 100kg)


Van / Ute / Trailer / Large Vehicle (lighter than 200kg)


Per tonne


Hazardous Waste*

Up to 20kg or 20litres, flat fee


Greater than 20kg or 20litres, flat fee up to 20kg/litres and per kg/litre charge thereafter up to a maximum of 100kg/litres



Per standard car tyre


Per standard truck tyre


Per tonne



Per tonne


Scrap Metal

Per tonne

No charge


Up to 5kg, per kg


Single items greater than 5kg, per kg up to a max 50kg



Per item (covers degassing cost)


Gas bottles

Per item (greater than 2.5kg)


Childs car seat

Per item


Transfer Station Account Application

If you are a business and you'd like to set up an account to regularly use the Transfer Station, please complete the application form below and send it to:

Private Bag 50072
Queenstown 9348

or email it to debtors@qldc.govt.nz