Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw

We are proposing a Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw to replace the Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991 Part 17 (Solid Waste).

The Proposal

The Council is proposing a new bylaw to better address the problems that arise in relation to solid waste management. The current bylaw requires updating to increase its focus on waste minimisation and to ensure greater consistency with the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

The review process has identified a number of issues to be addressed so the bylaw can effectively provide for waste management and minimisation, and better respond to Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP), the New Zealand Waste Strategy (2010) and the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

The new proposed bylaw will enable the Council to meet its legal obligations and to more effectively manage the negative impacts of waste on the environment, as well as ensure the protection of the health and safety of the public and those involved in waste management. It will also assist the Council to improve its understanding of the waste collection services in the city and how waste is being disposed of.

As part of the review we propose to:

  • Encourage better waste management and minimisation practices at large public events.
  • Provide the ability for Council to better understand and manage waste generated by large construction site and demolition activities.

Enable Council to more effectively manage waste, public nuisance and litter issues created by unaddressed mail and advertising material

Require better provision for the management of waste and recycling generated by multi-unit developments (10 or more residential units) and limit Council provided collection services for multi-unit developments.

Clarify the appropriate deposit, collection and disposal of waste.

Require registration (licencing) of waste collectors and waste operators to enable Council to obtain better data on waste streams and waste services/operations, and effectively regulate private collection services to ensure they are aligned with the Council’s waste management objectives.

You can read the full Statement of Proposal here.

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Write to us

You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

You can have your say in a number of ways:

Give us a call

  • If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you

Submissions and objections close on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 5pm.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email David Down at [email protected] or call on 04 237 1499.


All submissions are public information. This supports our drive to be as transparent as possible, but, if there are any personal details you don’t want made public, please let us know.