Solid Waste Review and Trial
Why are we doing this?
The increasing focus on waste reduction as a part of responding to the effects of climate change has seen Tararua District Council commence a review of how waste is managed.
In December 2017 Council adopted a new Waste Management and Minimisation Plan with some ambitious targets to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Actions from the plan included installing glass recycling containers across the district and piloting education on composting and worm farming.
Despite these initiatives the district is not meeting its waste minimisation targets, which means we run the risk of losing the waste levy received from Central Government. In order to ensure this doesn’t happen, and to improve our waste reduction outcomes, Council is about to begin trialing two new initiatives.
What are we doing?
- Full Service Solid Waste Trial (1 March – 1 May) Trial of a complete solid waste collection service with 10 families in Dannevirke starting 1 March 2021. This will progress through three towns over three Months.
- Glass Recycling Trial (1 April – May) Despite the new recycling installations at our land fills, glass continues to make up 7% of waste to landfill. There have also been significant contamination issues with people not sorting glass correctly. The trial will see 1,000 kerbside glass bins distributed to households in Dannevirke and Woodville. The trial will commence on 1 April 2021 and run for two months.
Council will then decide in June whether to implement kerbside glass recycling across the four main towns.
Progress and Updates
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