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Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 

31/10/2012 

Auckland Council Solid Waste Bylaw 2012

Pursuant to section 146(a)(ii) of the Local Government Act 2002, section 56 of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, section 12 of the Litter Act 1979 and section 64 of the Health Act 1956, the Governing Body of Auckland Council at its meeting of 25 October 2012 resolved to make the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 with effect from 1 November 2012. The Governing Body also resolved to revoke the following legacy solid waste bylaws with effect from 31 October 2012:

  • Auckland City Council Solid Waste Bylaw 2006
  • Franklin District Council Waste Bylaw 2009
  • Chapter 20 (Waste Management) of the Manukau City Consolidated Bylaw 2008
  • Part 4 (Solid Waste Management & Minimisation) of the North Shore City Council Bylaw 2000
  • Papakura District Council Collection and Transportation of Refuse Bylaw 2006
  • Chapter 19 (Waste) of the Rodney District Council General Bylaw 1998
  • Waitakere City Council Waste Bylaw 2005.

The adoption of the Auckland Management and Minimisation Plan saw the council approve a multi-pronged strategy approach to intensify the reduction of waste to landfi ll and encourage a transformational shift in the way Aucklanders reduce, recycle, reuse and recover resources. This new bylaw is part of that strategy.

It provides for the following measures:

  • a licensing system for waste collectors and operators of waste facilities to optimise the recovery of resources, reduce the amount of waste that is disposed of and require waste data to monitor progress on the achievement of waste minimisation targets
  • measures to ensure the separation of domestic waste and ensuring that the kerbside collection service for domestic waste complies with terms and conditions
  • managing waste at events and in multi-unit developments
  • managing public litter bins and nuisance arising from waste
  • managing the deposit of unaddressed mail, dumping of waste at donations bins and shopping trolleys.

The Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 can be viewed in all service centres and on the council’s website.

The bylaw can be obtained free of charge from the website or by contacting the planning technician, Regional and Local Planning, phone 307 7484 or email.

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