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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 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. The 2009
document was updated in 2012, and the later version was reviewed in 2016/17.
We went out to consult with the public on the draft 2017 Waste Management
& Minimisation Plan in June 2017, and after considering over 2,600 submissions
the Council approved an optional organics and rubbish bin collection service
for further consultation with the Long term Plan. The approved kerbside
collection option (Option C) and proposed upgrades at Southbrook resource
recovery park provide us with a target of reducing waste to landfill by 58kg
per person by 2029 – a 20% reduction from 294 to 236 kg per person, and a 34%
increase in diversion from 170 to 228 kg per person.
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.