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Te Ture ā-Rohe Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tuku Para 2019

Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019

​The Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 encourages a transformation in the way Aucklanders reduce, recycle, reuse and recover resources to help Auckland achieve a zero-waste future.

What the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 does

This bylaw contains rules about:

  • appropriate disposal or discarding of waste, including use of donation collection bins and public waste bins
  • approvals for waste collectors and operators of waste management facilities, resource recovery facilities and donation collection bins, including approval applications and conditions
  • composting on premises and at resource recovery facilities
  • burial of dead animals on premises a person occupies or owns
  • storage and collection areas for disposed of or discarded material
  • waste management and minimisation plans for trading, event and filming activities in council-controlled public places and certain existing and planned multi-unit developments
  • obligations of people and businesses in relation to potential waste from shopping trolleys and unaddressed mail
  • controls for the management and minimisation of disposed of or discarded material.

What the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 does not cover

This bylaw does not address:

Get a copy of the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019 and controls.

​The following detailed operational controls made under the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 continue under the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019:

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