The Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020

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With predictions of more people coming to live in Wellington City in the future, we need to find better ways to manage and reduce our waste.


What happened with this project

The Proposed Bylaw was open for public consultation from 4 August to 25 September 2020, and 166 submissions were received.

In November 2020 the Council decided to adopt the proposed Bylaw (subject to some minor amendments).


New Bylaw and Controls (effective 25 January 2021)

Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020
This bylaw replaces Part 9 (Waste Management) of the Wellington City Council Consolidated Bylaw 2008.

Controls for the Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020
In accordance with the bylaw, addition controls apply in relation to solid waste management, collection and disposal and the use of the Southern Landfill.


Background to the Waste Bylaw review

In 2017 the eight councils of the Wellington Region agreed to investigate, and if feasible develop, a regionally consistent waste bylaw. Following this, the councils reviewed their existing bylaws and worked together to develop a suite of bylaw provisions that would facilitate the better management of waste. The Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw was the outcome of this work.

The Proposed Bylaw introduced a suite of new waste management standards, including changes that looked at:

1. standards to manage waste and kerbside collection;

2. restrictions on the distribution of unaddressed and advertising mail;

3. event waste management planning requirements for large events;

4. construction and demolition waste planning requirements for high-value building projects; and

5. standards to ensure that new multi-unit dwellings, with 10 or more residential units, have adequate provision for waste and recycling generated on-site.

With predictions of more people coming to live in Wellington City in the future, we need to find better ways to manage and reduce our waste.


What happened with this project

The Proposed Bylaw was open for public consultation from 4 August to 25 September 2020, and 166 submissions were received.

In November 2020 the Council decided to adopt the proposed Bylaw (subject to some minor amendments).


New Bylaw and Controls (effective 25 January 2021)

Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020
This bylaw replaces Part 9 (Waste Management) of the Wellington City Council Consolidated Bylaw 2008.

Controls for the Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020
In accordance with the bylaw, addition controls apply in relation to solid waste management, collection and disposal and the use of the Southern Landfill.


Background to the Waste Bylaw review

In 2017 the eight councils of the Wellington Region agreed to investigate, and if feasible develop, a regionally consistent waste bylaw. Following this, the councils reviewed their existing bylaws and worked together to develop a suite of bylaw provisions that would facilitate the better management of waste. The Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw was the outcome of this work.

The Proposed Bylaw introduced a suite of new waste management standards, including changes that looked at:

1. standards to manage waste and kerbside collection;

2. restrictions on the distribution of unaddressed and advertising mail;

3. event waste management planning requirements for large events;

4. construction and demolition waste planning requirements for high-value building projects; and

5. standards to ensure that new multi-unit dwellings, with 10 or more residential units, have adequate provision for waste and recycling generated on-site.

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