Solid Waste Management (Collection and Disposal)

Solid Waste Management is a significant activity for the Waitomo District. We undertake this actviity to ensure that the natural environment is protected from detrimental effects of solid waste disposal, and that the waste diversion and disposal needs of the District community are met.

WDC is required under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) to promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation with the District. A key part of doing this is to adopt a Solid Waste Management (Asset) and Minimisation Plan (SWaMMP) - you can view this here.

We also have an obligation under the Health Act 1956 to ensure that our waste management systems protect public health.

As outlined in our SWaMMP, the key strategies designed to deliver waste services to the Waitomo District community are:

  • Continuation of our kerbside collection of bagged refuse and recyclables to existing area.
  • Maintaining a network of waste transfer stations to rural townships to support district-wide public access to recycling and/or rubbish disposal facilities outside of Te Kuiti.
  • Maintaining a schedule of fees and charges across the Landfill and transfer stations.
  • Ensuring the most cost effective waste minimisation and disposal services possible relevant to local conditions.

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Council provides Refuse Transfer Stations at strategic locations throughout the Waitomo District.

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