Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

Submissions on this plan have now closed.

The proposed plan sets out how we'll work towards achieving Zero Waste in the Queenstown Lakes District.  There's a lot to do, but as a community we can get there together. 

To view all submissions, click here.


Get informed

Last year we carried out a Waste Assessment which considered seven different programme options to work towards Zero Waste. From the seven options, Councillors preferred option is to increase the focus on recycling, in particular glass and organic material (food waste and garden organics).

Currently, glass collected in the Wakatipu is sent to the landfill because it is mixed up with other recyclable material. The proposed plan aims to change the way glass is collected to ensure it can be recycled.

Garden material and food waste (organics) make up around 16% of the material that goes to landfill every year. The draft plan proposes an increased focus on diverting organic material from the landfill.

Have a read of the information about the issues and then consider the proposed plan to minimise waste in the district. Then let us know what you think.


The proposal: 

Read the statement of proposal and supporting information online below.   You can also get a copy from any Council office or Library across the district or request a copy by emailing zerowaste@qldc.govt.nz 

Have your say!

Submissions on this plan have now closed.


Need more information? 

If you have any questions please contact our Senior Waste Minimisation Planner, Sophie Mander, email zerowaste@qldc.govt.nz