Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020

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Interested in how we manage and minimise waste in Wellington City? Have your say on the Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020

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.

In response to waste-related issues within Wellington City, the proposed Bylaw introduces a suite of new waste management standards, including new changes that look 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.

We want to know what you think about the proposed Bylaw. Consultation is open until 5pm Friday 25 September 2020.

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. Subsequently, the councils have been reviewing their existing bylaws and working together to develop a suite of bylaw provisions that would facilitate the better management of waste. The Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw is the outcome of this work. This bylaw is particularly significant as it not only regulates waste management-related activities, it also introduces new regulatory requirements to minimise waste.

Please take a few minutes to have your say on the proposed Bylaw. We really value your feedback.

Interested in how we manage and minimise waste in Wellington City? Have your say on the Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020

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.

In response to waste-related issues within Wellington City, the proposed Bylaw introduces a suite of new waste management standards, including new changes that look 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.

We want to know what you think about the proposed Bylaw. Consultation is open until 5pm Friday 25 September 2020.

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. Subsequently, the councils have been reviewing their existing bylaws and working together to develop a suite of bylaw provisions that would facilitate the better management of waste. The Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw is the outcome of this work. This bylaw is particularly significant as it not only regulates waste management-related activities, it also introduces new regulatory requirements to minimise waste.

Please take a few minutes to have your say on the proposed Bylaw. We really value your feedback.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you to all those who submitted on the proposals.


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