Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

We’re looking to set the plan for waste management across the district for the next six years and want you to let us know what you think.

QLDC is consulting on a new and improved Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP). This sets out how rubbish and recycling will be dealt with across the district. The strategy covers everything from household refuse through to organic waste and everything in between.

Last year we carried out a Waste Assessment which considered seven options for the future of waste management and minimisation in the district. QLDC’s preferred WMMP option is an increased focus on recycling, particularly with regards to glass and organics.

Currently, glass collected in the Wakatipu roadside recycling collection is sent to the landfill, because it’s low value and inability to be sold. Under the new plan we aim to change how glass is collected to get consistency across the district, whilst improving our ability to recycle glass.

An increased focus on organics recycling is particularly important to deal with the high volume of organic waste currently going to landfill. This could be expanded in time to include kerbside organic recycling and would support QLDC’s current discounted composting options available to ratepayers.

What are we already doing?

There's already a lot going on in the world of waste and recycling, take a tour through the below links to see what's happening at present.

We want to know what you think about rubbish – so talk dirty to us!

Public consultation on the WMMP will begin in late March.

If you want to be notified when feedback opens please sign up here and we'll let you know as soon as it's online.

For more information please email services@qldc.govt.nz or call 03 441 0499