Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

This Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) which was adopted by the Council on 16 December 2011 sets a new direction for the Queenstown Lakes District in regard to waste management and minimisation over the next 6 years.

The vision of this WMMP is:

Towards Zero Waste and a Sustainable District

The two goals of the WMMP are:

Goal 1: Improving the efficiency of resource use, and
Goal 2: Reducing the harmful effects of waste.

The aim of these two goals is to “provide direction to the council, businesses (including the waste industry), and communities on where to focus their efforts in order to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to all New Zealanders”.

The WMMP contains objectives, policies and methods which provide the Council with tools to reach the goals and the vision.