Welcome to EcoCentral

Your local recycling centre

EcoDrop operates 3 transfer stations around Christchurch accepting recycling and refuse from both domestic and commercial customers.

Save money & the planet

EcoShop is the retail outlet for recycled goods rescued from the 3 EcoDrops.

Automated Recycling

Where the Yellow Bin recycling from the Canterbury region is sorted, baled and sold as a reclaimed material.


EcoCentral Level 2 Update

The New Zealand Government has announced that we will move to level 2 on Thursday 14 May, which will make it easier for you to access our facilities and dispose of unwanted material. We will still be applying physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect you and our staff, but all are available, again.

We are very excited to announce that the EcoShop on Blenheim Road will reopen on 14 May and you will no longer need to make a booking to drop of waste and recycling at the EcoDrop Transfer stations and Recycling Centres.


Our EcoDrops and Recycling Centres are already open, but from 14 May you no longer need to make a booking to use our sites. We will also be able to accept cash payments as well as EFTPOS/ Debit / Credit card payments. Please continue to be patient with our staff and your fellow customers as we will still be managing the sites to ensure physical distancing.

The EcoDrops will accept all types of waste (/services/ecodrop/what-we-accept).

The online booking system will remain in place until we move to level 2 on 14 May and can be accessed via this link: https://calendly.com/ecocentral

EcoDrop Recycling Centres

The EcoDrop Recycling Centres is now able to accept the entire range of recycling and reusable material  (/services/ecodrop/what-we-accept). Our staff will assist you to unload if required, but will still need to adhere to physical distancing requirements.


Kerbside Recycling recommenced on 04 May 2020. We need your help to ensure that only compliant material is placed in the yellow recycling bin, so please check the CCC website to make sure you are doing the right thing.( https://ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/yellowbin/).

You can also download the CCC wheelie bin app to tell you what can and can't go in your kerbside bins https://ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/wheelie-bins-app


The EcoShop on Blenheim Road will reopen at 9am on 14 May. We will be apply measures to ensure that both our customers and staff will remain safe. The number of customers in the store at any one time will be limited and we will require everyone to observe physical distancing, too.

We appreciate your patience as we take steps to ensure  everyone's safety.

Please come in and support our business.

At EcoCentral, we run the three EcoDrops and operate the Material Recovery Facility (EcoSort) on behalf of Christchurch City Council. The EcoShop is also part of our unique business.  We receive and process a high proportion of Canterbury recycling and waste, seeking to divert into usable resources, with a target of minimising the residual waste to landfill.

Enjoy exploring our site.