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Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019

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

You should know

We recently made this Bylaw to replace the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 after considering feedback from public consultation.
 
This Bylaw better manages and minimises waste, protects the public from health and safety risks and nuisance, and manages the use of council-controlled public places.
 
The new bylaw and changes to the Trading and Events Bylaw will come into effect from 25 October 2019.
 
You can read the new Bylaw on this page, or see the Have your say page to read the feedback summary.
 

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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