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Solid Waste Bylaw 2012

Ture ā-Rohe Para Mārō 2012

The Solid Waste Bylaw implements the Auckland Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The plan aims to intensify the reduction of waste to landfill and encourage a transformation in the way Aucklanders reduce, recycle, reuse and recover resources.

you should know

We are reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets residents' needs, now and in the future. We will ask your views as part of this process by providing a link from this page, and will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

What the Solid Waste Bylaw does

The bylaw provides for a licensing system for waste collectors and operators of waste facilities. The bylaw also provides the framework for operational controls around the collection, transportation and disposal of waste.

The licensing system:

  • optimises resource recovery
  • reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill
  • allows us to monitor achievement of waste minimisation targets, based on waste data.

The bylaw also lays out:

  • measures to ensure the separation of domestic waste
  • terms and conditions for kerbside collection service of domestic waste
  • waste management requirements for events and multi-unit developments
  • management of public litter bins and nuisance arising from waste
  • management of the deposit of unaddressed mail, dumping of items at donations bins and shopping trolleys.

Get a copy of the Solid Waste Bylaw and controls

We made detailed operational controls under the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012, according to our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.