The future of the Southern Landfill

Graphic of the landfill and waste options.

Kei te pau haere te wāhi mō ngā rāpihi - We're running out of room for our rubbish

We have only four years left until the current stage of the Southern Landfill is full. It's time to talk about what we do with our waste?

The Southern Landfill is currently critical to the smooth running of our city.

  • It is where all treated sewage sludge from Moa Point is disposed of

  • It takes approximately 100,000m3 of waste per year

  • It funds $6 million of waste minimisation and recycling services annually

  • It is an important part of the city's resilience network during an emergency or natural disaster event

We think extending the Landfill is the best way forward, but we need to check out what alternatives are around. Alternatives like closing the Landfill, building a waste-to-energy plan or using biological processes.

So we want to know what values are important to you when you think about the future of waste management in Wellington. Is it the impact on the community, the environment, using technology or the cost? We will use your thoughts and ideas to help us assess alternatives and develop a plan for the next stage of waste management in Wellington.

Kei te pau haere te wāhi mō ngā rāpihi - We're running out of room for our rubbish

We have only four years left until the current stage of the Southern Landfill is full. It's time to talk about what we do with our waste?

The Southern Landfill is currently critical to the smooth running of our city.

  • It is where all treated sewage sludge from Moa Point is disposed of

  • It takes approximately 100,000m3 of waste per year

  • It funds $6 million of waste minimisation and recycling services annually

  • It is an important part of the city's resilience network during an emergency or natural disaster event

We think extending the Landfill is the best way forward, but we need to check out what alternatives are around. Alternatives like closing the Landfill, building a waste-to-energy plan or using biological processes.

So we want to know what values are important to you when you think about the future of waste management in Wellington. Is it the impact on the community, the environment, using technology or the cost? We will use your thoughts and ideas to help us assess alternatives and develop a plan for the next stage of waste management in Wellington.

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  • Options for the future of waste management

    about 2 months ago

    The current stage of the Southern Landfill has only 4 years capacity remaining so we are looking into a range of alternatives.

    We will be checking the alternatives against a set of values, including costs, environmental impacts, track records in similar locations to Wellington and the time required from decision to getting the technology fully up and running. Click here to find out more about the values we will be using.

    Click here to read more detailed information about the alternatives.

    · Closure of the existing Southern Landfill and transfer station, with waste being sent directly to other landfills

    ·...

    The current stage of the Southern Landfill has only 4 years capacity remaining so we are looking into a range of alternatives.

    We will be checking the alternatives against a set of values, including costs, environmental impacts, track records in similar locations to Wellington and the time required from decision to getting the technology fully up and running. Click here to find out more about the values we will be using.

    Click here to read more detailed information about the alternatives.

    · Closure of the existing Southern Landfill and transfer station, with waste being sent directly to other landfills

    · Closure of the existing Southern Landfill and continued operation of the Southern Landfill transfer station, with waste transported to another landfill

    · Extension of the existing Southern Landfill into the next stage

    · Conventional (mass burn) incineration, including any pre-sorting required to make this option viable

    · Advanced thermal treatment (gasification, pyrolysis), including any pre-sorting required to make this option viable

    · Mechanical heat treatment combining mechanical sorting and heat treatment technologies to maximise recycling and reuse from general waste and processing the remainder

    · Mechanical biological treatment an integrated system of several mechanical and biological processes run alongside a materials recovery facility to remove unsuitable materials



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