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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
In a growing district like Waimakariri, it is important that waste is managed so that we can reduce the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill.
The Council provides a number of waste management services for district residents, businesses, schools and visitors:
The nine Canterbury councils are seeking proposals from research organisations, businesses and other associations for suitable waste minimisation projects within the Canterbury region. Proposals assessed to be of sufficient potential value will be presented to the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee, which is responsible for advancing regional solid waste and hazardous waste minimisation in Canterbury.
The total annual budget for all projects is $112,000, funded by the nine partner councils. There are two categories of project: smaller projects are from $5,000 to $14,999 and larger projects between $15,000 and $50,000 (excluding internal staff time).
For more information on the eligibility and assessment criteria, contact details, proposal template and the submission address, please go to http://www.ccc.govt.nz/environment/sustainability/about-sustainable-living/advancing-waste-minimisation-in-canterbury/.
The Waimakariri District does not have any operating landfills, although the Council manages five closed landfill sites at Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford, Mandeville and Cust. Residual waste is sent to the regional landfill at Kate Valley in the Hurunui District.
Other wastes are disposed of as follows:
The Council adopted a Waste Management Plan in 2009 order to divert more waste from landfill. This document was updated in 2012.
The Council's Solid Waste Activity Management Plan gathers together information on the solid waste assets and services. It sets out the strategies and financial requirements for the solid waste activity for the next 10 years.
The Council adopted the Solid Waste and Waste Handling Licensing Bylaw 2016 to control waste management activities within the District. This Bylaw is intended to prevent nuisance from the Council’s kerbside waste and recycling collection services and those of private waste collection operators, and regulates the use of Council’s transfer stations, recovery facilities and waste collection points. The Bylaw also includes provisions to regulate and monitor waste handling facilities within the District, through licensing of such operators, and requiring as a condition of licensing that waste data be provided to the Council.
The way farms and rural businesses deal with their waste is the focus of a study being done for Environment Canterbury, reflecting the growing interest in improving sustainable farming practices.