Let's talk rubbish & recycling
Council and Innovative Waste Kaikōura (IWK) are working together to talk rubbish and recycling with residents, ratepayers and iwi.
A review is underway to make sure rubbish and recycling services in Kaikōura are designed, delivered and paid for in a way that helps build the kind of community and future residents and ratepayers want to see.
With a diversion rate of around 50% IWK has one of the highest diversion rates of resource recovery centres in NZ. However, the landfill is filling up and has approximately 18 months of operational life left before space runs out.
Over 2019 and 2020 Council, IWK the Kaikōura community, iwi and ratepayers will need to work hard, and work together, to develop a new strategy for waste minimisation in Kaikōura. The strategy will align with tikanga, encourage local economic growth and diversity and balance affordability against environmental impact.
Engineering and environmental consultants Tonkin + Taylor are helping with this important project, bringing their knowledge from across New Zealand and elsewhere to help create the best strategy and action plan possible for Kaikōura. The draft strategy will be developed in early 2020 and will be consulted on in as part of the Annual Plan consultation.
As we get started, we want to hear from our residents and ratepayers. Complete this simple survey to tell us what you know, what you think and how you believe we should be dealing with our rubbish and recycling.
The survey is in three parts, fill out as much or as little as you like:
Section 1: tell us about you
Section 2: help us develop a strategy that works for Kaikoura
Section 3: tell us 'what good looks like'