Review of Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

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The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (‘the Act’) requires local authorities to have a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) which contains a summary of the Council’s objectives, policies and targets for waste management and minimisation and indicates communicate how the Council will deliver on these objectives.

The Act also requires that such WMMPs are periodically reviewed, and such a review is now being undertaken. As part of this review a detailed Waste Assessment has been prepared that meets the requirements of section 51 of the Act, and this assessment document contains much of the information that underpins this WMMP and should be read in conjunction with it.

 

The most significant proposed changes relative to current services are:

  • Provision of a fortnightly kerbside refuse collection to urban Kaikoura properties
  • Ending of kerbside recycling collections to Peketa, Goose Bay, Oaro and Hapuku
  • Kerbside recycling collections in Kaikoura urban area become fortnightly
  • Closing of the rural recycling centre at the Suburban School

The proposed inclusion of a kerbside refuse collection for the Kaikōura urban area will have an associated additional cost. This cost could be covered by either 'user pays' and/or through increased rates.

'User pays' is just that - a household produces 1 bag of rubbish, they pay to dispose of one bag of rubbish. A household produces 4 bags of rubbish, they pay to dispose of 4 bags of rubbish. In comparison if the cost is covered through rates, everyone in the Kaikōura urban area will pay the same amount regardless of how much rubbish is produced and disposed of.

It is however also stressed that the WMMP represents a plan and intent regarding the management of waste. It is not however an absolute commitment, and delivery of the plan will be dependent upon factors such as the affordability of implementation (including potential rates impact), which in this case will only become clear once an open tender process for the associated services has been conducted.

A more detailed Statement of Proposal, a copy of the proposed new WMMP and associated information is available from Council on request.
Submissions in respect of the proposed WMMP can be made in writing, and should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive
Kaikoura District Council
PO Box 6
KAIKOURA 7300

You can also email your submission to admin@kaikoura.govt.nz.
Submissions must be received by Monday 25 January 2021.

It is however also stressed that the WMMP represents a plan and intent regarding the management of waste. It is not however an absolute commitment, and delivery of the plan will be dependent upon factors such as the affordability of implementation, which in this case will only become clear once an open tender process for the associated services has been conducted.

Download a copy of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 

Download a copy of the draft Waste Assessment 

Download a copy of the Statement of Proposal

 

23 December 2020