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Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2022

Waste bylaw

We’re updating our rules for managing and minimising waste in our city, and we want to know what you think.

Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2022 Statement of proposal

Waste management is a complex and critical service that comes with high community expectations. But successful delivery of the service requires everyone, including the Council, waste operators, businesses, and the general public (whether residents or visitors), to play their part. 

Our draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2022 sets out the rules for collection, removal, transport, disposal and processing of waste. It also covers the health and safety of waste collectors, operators and the public, and the management of litter in public places. It works together with our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) to support our vision, goals, objectives and action plan for reducing waste to landfill over the next six years. 

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Why are we reviewing it?

Waste management and minimisation activities have changed dramatically since the previous bylaw was adopted. Changes will also continue to rapidly evolve in response to legislative and technological changes over the next 10 years. 

The current Waste Bylaw includes limited rules on clean fill, events, kerbside collections, and operator licensing because it was written before many of these changes came into effect. 

Key changes to the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2022

We’ve prepared a draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for 2022-2028 (which we are also requesting feedback on) with an updated vision, goals, objectives, and targets for our city’s waste. The Bylaw supports this proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

The main changes in the draft Waste Bylaw are proposed to help us achieve our waste reduction targets. These include:

  • Management of controls: ability for Council to make, amend or revoke waste management regulations throughout our city without requiring full public consultation each time
  • Licensing provisions: improving waste operator licensing provisions to allow better data collection and alignment with national legislative changes
  • Construction and demolition site waste management plan: introducing the requirement for building consents to have an accompanied construction and demolition site waste management plan. This would require Council approval as part of the building consent application process prior to starting any building work.
  • Changes for Multi-Unit Developments: introducing waste management plans and minimum requirements for waste bin storage areas and access for Multi-Unit Developments
  • Event waste management: updating the rules for managing waste at events and large public gatherings. 

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Tell us what you think

Fill out our short survey and share your thoughts by 5pm Thursday 7 July 2022

Timeline

  • Draft bylaw open for feedback

    7 June to 7 July 2022
  • Public hearings

    1 August 2022
  • Finalise and adopt the bylaw

    15 August 2022

Tell us what you think

We want to know what you think about our proposed updates to the bylaw for managing and reducing waste in the city.

We welcome feedback from 7 June to 7 July 2022.

Feedback can be provided through the online form or email sustainability.waste@tauranga.govt.nz (Subject: Waste Bylaw).

You can also email us directly with your feedback without needing to complete a submission form.

Post: Send your completed submission form to:

Freepost Authority Number 370
Waste Bylaw
Tauranga City Council
Private Bag 12022
Tauranga 3143

You can also drop off your submission form at our service centre He Puna Manawa – 21 Devonport Road, or in any of our libraries.

Associated projects

In addition to the Waste Bylaw, Tauranga City Council is consulting on the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan . The purpose of the WMMP is to set out how we will manage our city’s waste for the next six years.

Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

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Take the survey now

Fill out our short survey and share your thoughts by 5pm Thursday 7 July 2022

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