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Solid waste – para ūtonga

We provide accessible, effective and efficient waste management options, encourage waste minimisation, and provide landfill management that meets legal requirements and best practice guidelines.


Key activities in the first three years of this plan

Continue with the Otaihanga landfill cap construction and the upgrade of the southern wetland area to bring overall leachate management in line with resource consent conditions and current landfill guidelines. This project is budgeted for 10 years
Continue to deliver and advocate for waste minimisation through a number of actions such as education in schools and funding of waste minimisation projects (levy grants)
Review the regional waste management and minimisation plan.


Contribution to outcomes

  • Otaihanga, Ōtaki and Waikanae facilities are open seven days a week and we licence kerbside collection services for our urban areas
  • We remove illegally dumped waste
  • We encourage waste minimisation and provide education, information and advice.


We plan to spend an average per year of $1.5 million on operations and $0.3 million on capital work for solid waste.


Solid waste