Our vision is "Zero waste and resource recovery are an integral part of our community.”
This Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) sets out how we intend to manage the community’s waste. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. The 2012-2018 Waikato District Council WMMP was the first plan developed under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and a comparison between 2012 and 2017 suggests moderate progress has been made against the actions set out in the WMMP, but that volumes of waste to landfill have risen. Information in this WMMP will be taken as the new baseline which we will use to assess the effectiveness of future waste minimisation activities.
Indications are that per capita waste to landfill volumes have increased in the Waikato District by approximately 47% compared to 2012, while recyclable material recovered appears to have increased by approximately 67%. New information available in 2017 also suggests a high volume of rural waste is also being generated and disposed of on-farm in the region.