Waste Minimisation Management Plan
This Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) sets out how the Rangitīkei District Council (Council) intends to “promote efficient and effective waste management and minimisation within its district" as required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
Following on from this plan, Rangitīkei District Council has engaged with consultants to prepare a Strategic Waste Minimisation Roadmap.
This report provides a high-level review of the Aotearoa New Zealand waste and resource management industry including the current legislative drivers in place to shape how waste is managed as well as a high-level review of the international key drivers influencing how waste is managed globally. This report provides context to Stage 1 of the strategic review of Rangitīkei District Council’s role and focus of effort in waste and diverted materials to ensure that this responds to best practice and meets the needs of the District in the future. The outcomes will help shape the development of a waste management roadmap for Rangitīkei District Council which will be developed as Stage 2 of this project.
In March 2023 a transformative new waste strategy was announced, with supporting legislation under
development. Overarching principles and 2030 waste strategy targets are captured in this Stage 1 report. Those targets and directions set by the new strategy will inform the Stage 2 waste management roadmap, allowing Rangitīkei District Council to respond at the level of pace needed to align with the ambitious targets and comprehensive changes ahead.