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Proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 and amendments to the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015

Closed for feedback

About the proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 and amendments to the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015

This consultation closed on 16 June 2019. Thank you for having your say.

We received 529 responses on the proposal through the online survey, by email, at key stakeholder events and at 'Have your say' events.

After considering all the feedback at a public meeting on 2 August 2019, we decided to adopt the proposed new waste bylaw and changes to the trading and events bylaw with some minor amendments.

The main changes include:

  • clarifying how you may dispose of waste
  • allowing composting on any premises where it is a permitted activity in the Auckland Unitary Plan without requiring a bylaw approval
  • allowing burial of deceased animals lawfully kept on the same property or dead nuisance pests caught on or found adjacent to that property
  • requiring waste collectors, and operators of waste management, resource recovery facilities and donation collection bins (exemptions apply) to obtain an approval (licence) from us
  • better connections between the conditions we may impose on approvals and the purpose of the bylaw
  • aligning the definition of cleanfill with the Auckland Unitary Plan, which may require some previously exempt waste management facilities to obtain an approval by 25 January 2020
  • clarifying that waste management and minimisation plans are required for all trading, event or filming activities in council-controlled public places and any existing (exceptions apply) or planned multi-unit developments
  • clarifying the rules to minimise the potential for shopping trolleys and unaddressed mail to become waste and retaining exemption for industry accords
  • clarifying terminology and related information notes to better inform the public.

These changes will come into effect on 25 October 2019. You can see a copy of the new bylaw and amended trading and events bylaw on the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 page.

Further information

See the consultation documents page for:

  • a summary of all the feedback we received on the proposal
  • a copy of the agenda and minutes from the Governing Body meeting on 22 August 2019 that relate to the waste bylaw and changes to the trading and events bylaw.