In 2017 we sent 45 thousand tonnes to landfill - about 533 kg per person. Close to half (48%) of that could potentially have been composted, reused or recycled instead.
Our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan includes a requirement to have measures in place to reduce what we are sending to landfill over the next six years.
Councillors requested a plan that would see the city increasing what we are recycling, composting or re-using by 10 per cent.
To do that we are considering introducing:
- a food collection service (likely $50 per household)
- maximum limits for certain materials in household kerbside rubbish collection
- rules for companies to refuse bins that have lots of material that could have been reused, reduced or recycled
We're also considering investigating:
- a facility that can sort construction and demolition waste
- a drop-off point for recycling and green waste in the north of the city
- the potential for Council to support non-profit early childhood education facilities and schools to enable them to divert more from landfill
Submissions invited by 4pm Friday 1 March
If you'd like to talk to someone about this review or have any questions, please contact PNCC Rubbish & Recycling Asset Engineer Natasha Hickmott on 06 356 8199 or email email@example.com