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Total waste to landfill per year per person (updated annually)

Goal
877kg
June 2020
930kg

About this goal

​We measure the total waste that goes into Auckland landfills every year. We aim to keep this below 877kg.

Importance of this goal

Every year, we send more than 1.6 million tonnes of waste to landfill in Auckland - that's more than a tonne per person.

Most of this waste could be used in more productive ways. Our waste has the potential to be a valuable resource for Aucklanders - creating jobs and boosting the economy, while allowing us to take better care of our environment.

Auckland aspires to be zero-waste by 2040. Zero-waste is a long-term goal, but there's a lot we can do right now.

Useful links

​Waste Management and Minimisation Plan