Waste Minimisation

This page explains the commitment Porirua City Council has made towards reducing waste to landfill.

Porirua City Council and the Regional Waste Strategy

Like many local authorities, Porirua City Council adopted a Zero Waste Strategy as part of a commitment to minimise the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2011-17

The councils of the Wellington Region developed a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The overall vision of the WMMP is to provide residents and ratepayers with highly effective, efficient, and safe waste management and minimisation services in order to protect the environment from harm, and provide environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits.

Council is targeting six areas to reduce the amount of waste generated in Porirua

Council is targeting the following six priority areas to reduce the amount of residual waste generated in Porirua City:
  • Reducing the volume of biosolids (residue from sewage treatment plants) to the landfill
  • Reducing the volume of greenwaste to the landfill
  • Expanding resource recovery at Trash Palace
  • Coordinating action on illegal dumping
  • Investigating diversion of cleanfill, construction and demolition waste
  • Supporting business waste minimisation

Porirua City Council will continue with its existing waste minimisation programmes

Council will continue with its existing waste minimisation programmes, which include:
  • Working with Trash Palace Resource Recovery Centre at Spicer Landfill
  • Kerbside recycling collection for all households
  • Supporting waste education programmes for schools
  • Community waste minimisation initiatives
  • Supporting business sustainability

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 places more responsibility on councils to encourage waste minimisation

The Waste Minimisation Act which came into law September 2008 places more responsibility on Councils to promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within its district.

More information on reducing waste

Links to other Porirua City Council pages

Legislation and Policy

Waste forms and information fliers

Local Waste Minimisation Organisations

National Waste Minimisation Organisations