Types of waste accepted

The Southern Landfill accepts a range of waste at the Transfer Station, the Tip Shop and the Recycle Centre.

Check out our Before you visit section before dropping off your waste. You may be able to save some money and save space in Wellington's only remaining landfill.

Waste accepted

The landfill includes general, green and hazardous waste disposal areas. Charges apply for most items.

You can drop off the following types of waste at this landfill:

Contaminated soil disposal

How to apply

Before you dispose of contaminated soil, you must complete the following checklist:

  1. fill in the Application for Disposal of Contaminated Soil Form
  2. submit the form along with the Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) and Detailed Site Investigation (DSI), and TCLP test results if required.


Processing times

Landfill staff need at least 4 days to process your application and prepare for your delivery.

Asbestos and special waste disposal

How to apply

If you want to dispose of substances that can endanger human health or the environment, such as asbestos or special waste (including abbatoir waste and sewage), you’ll need to get approval from the Operations Manager prior to disposal. Commercial quantities of polystyrene (more polystyrene than will fit in your kerbside rubbish bag) will also need prior approval.

  1. fill in the relevant application form
  2. submit the form to the Southern Landfill team, at: landfillin@wcc.govt.nz


Processing times

Landfill staff need at least 48 hours to process your application and prepare for your delivery.

Refusal of entry

Under the waste bylaws, we can refuse entry to the landfill if a user is not complying our terms and conditions. For example:

  • No one is to remove or disturb any deposit of waste or diverted material or remove any article or material of any kind from the landfill, unless the Council authorises them to do so. This includes recyclable materials.
  • We have the right to refuse to accept certain types of waste.
  • Owners and operators of vehicles should be aware that we may randomly audit their waste and waste containers whether carried in a vehicle, trailer, or by some other means.

Commercial hazardous waste disposal

Commercial quantities of hazardous waste can be disposed of at:

Transpacific Technical Services

Phone: 04 568 0780

Fax: 04 568 0787

Street address: 59 Port Road
Lower Hutt