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Draft Waste Minimisation & Management Plan 2018


3-2-1-zero - Remember that?  It stands for the highly successful kerbside collection system pioneered by the Timaru District in 2006.  Along with supporting public place recycling and zero waste events, the Timaru District Council has also progressively introduced escrap recycling, tyre recovery and education programmes, built Stage 1 of the new Resource Recovery Park and enabled processing of waste timber into charcoal at the pyrolysis facility. While these initiatives will continue, we need to do better.

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 requires that the Council complete a full review of the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) every six years. The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) guides waste minimisation activity. The first WMMP was adopted June 2012.

New initiatives proposed include Stage 2 of the Resource Recovery Park, the build of a waste sort facility, car seat recycling and increased business support.  Improvements to our kerbside system may include increased kerbside bin monitoring and trials to evaluate a glass and soft plastics collections. What do you think and what should we do now?

Draft Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

The Council is consulting the Draft WMMP. You can download this below:

The latest waste assessment forms a basis for the Draft WMMP and can be downloaded below:

Have your say

You are welcome to submit separately on the WMMP or incorporate your feedback as part of your LTP submission.

Click the link below to have your say . If you want to submit only on the WMMP scroll to the bottom of the form and complete one of the issues boxes or attach your submission. Please remember to include your contact details.

Make a WMMP submission

or send your submission directly to

Supporting Information

New Zealand Waste Strategy 2010

Waste Minimisation Act 2008