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Spicer Landfill is one of Porirua City’s most well-used facilities – it’s frequented by those disposing of household, commercial and industrial waste. It is also home to the bulk recycling facility, a green waste area and to Trash Palace. The landfill is part of the critical infrastructure required to support economic development in the city and in terms of resilience, the landfill provides space for depositing waste in the event of a significant event occurring in the Wellington region such as an earthquake.
Spicer Landfill is running out of room faster than anticipated and the consents allowing the landfill to operate are expiring. Based on current usage the landfill is likely to run out of room by 2026/27.
Plans to extend the landfill have been included in Long-term and Asset Management planning since 2009 with the most recent 2021-2051 Long-term Plan continuing to outline and budget for plans to extend the landfill by adding two more cells (cells 3 and 4).
We’re now embarking on the resource consent process to get approval to develop the landfill to meet our growing city’s needs. We want to make sure we get this right so are inviting people to find out more about the issues and the proposed solution and share their thoughts with us to ensure that flora, fauna, harbour, and streams are protected, and waste continues to be managed efficiently and effectively.
This round of public engagement sessions have now concluded, and the feedback period closed on 14 April 2022.
Further public sessions will be held later this year and there will be another chance to provide feedback and views during the resource consent process likely to be in 2023.
A summary of feedback received will be made available here soon.
Despite best intentions to minimise waste the volume of waste going to the landfill is increasing at a rate greater than anticipated.
You might be surprised at what goes into the landfill and how much of that could be reused, recycled or composted.
As a Council we’re committed to reducing waste regionally from 600kg/person per year to 400kg/person by 2026. Even achieving that target, we are left with significant waste that needs to be managed which is why we still need to develop and extend the landfill at this stage.
We all need to work together to minimise waste. As a council we’ve got a number of initiatives underway in the city and would love can do differently to make a difference.
From the 1950s the population of Porirua began to grow. In 1954, Porirua Borough Council opened Sievers Grove Landfill in Porirua East. General household refuse and commercial/industrial waste is known to have been deposited there.
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