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Solid Waste Strategy and Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

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Help us support waste minimisation in the Far North!

Far North District Council is developing a new Solid Waste Strategy and Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) to guide the districts waste management efforts for the next 20+ years. We are calling for four passionate community representatives to help shape the vision, goals, and actions needed to support this development.

As part of the working group, you'll collaborate with technical experts and council staff to ensure our strategy effectively advances waste minimisation efforts in our district. The time commitment for this working group is expected to involve three to four in-person workshops of approximately 2 hours each. Remuneration will be provided according to council guidelines.

Register your interest in joining the working group by completing the Expressions of Interest survey below:

Complete Survey Here


What is the project? 

The council is developing a new Solid Waste Strategy and Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).

The Solid Waste Strategy will outline our long-term 20+ years vision and goals.

The WMMP is our 6-year action plan to achieving our goals. The WMMP is required by legislation and supports us to access central government funding for waste minimisation activities.

Our Strategy and WMMP must align with the Aotearoa New Zealand Waste Strategy, which aims to create a low-emissions, low-waste society, built upon a circular economy.

What have the community already told us? 

In 2023, the community told us that the following areas are the most important things regarding waste minimisation:

  • Education / communication
  • Improved access to recycling facilities
  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Reducing plastics
  • Promoting a circular economy and product stewardship.

What else is happening in regard to waste? 

Recent central government mandates include:

  • Standardising the recyclable materials collected by councils
  • Compulsory kerbside recycling collections in urban areas by 2027
  • Compulsory food scrap collections in urban areas 2030

Our Solid Waste Strategy and WMMP must support these central government mandates.

This page will be updated as the project progresses.

Last updated: 24 Apr 2024 4:22pm