Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The Waste Minimisation Management Plan (WMMP) 2018/2028 sets out Ruapehu District Council's plans for managing waste within our community and outlines the current state of the solid waste activity in the Ruapehu district.
Our WMMP has a Zero Waste 2040 vision and has a key focus on reducing waste to landfill.
Council is in the process of undertaking a Section 17a review of the 2018/2028 Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). A Section 17a Review is a mandated requirement under the Local Government Act 2002 and involves a a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the WMMP performance, structure, and governance practices.
When a territorial authority is preparing, amending or revoking a waste management and minimisation plan, it must have regard to the New Zealand Waste Strategy or any equivalent government policy (Section 44 of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008).
Adoption of the inaugural WMMP with an aspirational vision of being Zero Waste by 2040 highlighted that Council and the community share the same vision for ensuring that Ruapehu minimises its waste footprint. Like the rest of NZ we have some big challenges ahead in protecting and improving our environment and meeting our national environmental obligations.
The Section 17a Review will ensure that the WMMP continues to support the development of safe, prosperous rural communities that are able to capitalise on our agriculture, business and tourism sectors while sustaining our beautiful environment.
- Ruapehu Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (PDF, 2.8MB)