Zero Waste Events

Waste Minimisation

The Timaru District Council provides significant assistance to event organisers to ensure that waste materials generated at their events are recovered for composting and recycling.

Council provides sets of bins in yellow, red and green, with specially designed lids, to assist. Council will deliver and pick up the bins.

The event organiser's job is to ensure that the green and yellow bins are free from contamination.

The Zero Waste Guide helps event organisers provide a successful waste management plan for events within the Timaru District.

The Timaru District Council is a Zero Waste Council and is committed to reducing, re-using, recycling and composting waste materials. Council provides a significant level of assistance to groups planning public events.

A Zero Waste Event is not merely providing composting and recycling services at the event, but with careful planning, can ensure that no residual waste is generated. By good planning at the early stages to ensure that all materials to be discarded are reusable, recyclable or compostable, waste bins should not be needed. This is the goal.

By holding a Zero Waste Event, you will minimise the disposal of valuable materials to landfill and increase the amount of compostable and recyclable material recovered. This guide contains event advice, infrastructure available and a Zero Waste Event form that must be completed to access the bins that are required.

Contact Details
Zero Waste Advisor Timaru District Council
PO Box 522
Timaru 7940

Phone 03 687 7489

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021