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Waste Managementprint

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.

Waste Management Services

The Council provides a number of waste management services for district residents, businesses, schools and visitors:

  • A weekly kerbside refuse bag and fortnightly recycling wheelie bin collection service is provided to approximately 75% of the district’s households
  • Waste disposal, diversion and recycling services are available at the Council's transfer stations: Southbrook operates seven days a week, and Oxford is open for two days each week
  • Operation of a cleanfill disposal site - access to this site is limited to companies registered with the Council to ensure only compliant cleanfill is deposited there.

Organic Waste Stream - Call for Expressions of Interest

Parties interested in partnering with Council in processing and marketing organic waste from the Waimakariri District are invited to express their interest. Full details on our Tenders page.

Landfills in the Waimakariri District

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:

  • Green garden waste is transported to out-of-district composting facilities
  • Kerbside recycling is sent to the Eco Central Ltd MRF in Christchurch
  • Other diverted waste is sent to appropriate facilities for recycling, processing or treatment.

Waste Management Plan

The Council adopted their Waste Management Plan in 2009 order to divert more waste from landfill.

Solid Waste Activity Management Plan

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.

Solid Waste Bylaw and Waste Licensing

The Council adopted a Solid Waste Bylaw to impose reasonable, appropriate and enforceable performance standards and requirements that are applicable to waste collection, transportation, disposal and treatment services.

Non-Natural Rural Waste Research

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.

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