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Proposed Hutt City Council Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw

We’re joining other councils around the Wellington region to consult on a new bylaw which will see stricter controls in place for the management and reduction of waste and litter.

Feedback is open and runs through to 25 September.

In 2017, all eight territorial authorities in the Wellington Region adopted the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) 2017-23. The WMMP outlines a number of Council actions for achieving effective and efficient waste management and minimisation, including working collaboratively to advance solutions to regional waste management issues.

Under this plan, Councils agreed to develop a regionally consistent solid waste bylaw, in order to assist in the region’s journey toward reducing waste. The public is now invited to give feedback on the proposed new Hutt City Council Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

Key proposed bylaw provisions include:

  • new controls to manage waste and kerbside collection;
  • restricting unaddressed and advertising mail;
  • a new suite of requirements that will affect waste and recycling collectors;
  • new event waste management planning requirements for large events (over 1000 people);
  • requirements to reduce littering and the inappropriate deposit/discarding of waste;
  • the establishment of new construction and demolition (C&D) waste planning requirements for high-value building projects; and
  • standards put in place to ensure new multi-unit dwellings, with 10 or more residential units, have provision for waste and recycling generated on-site.

“Lower Hutt’s population is growing and along with changes announced by government to the way landfills operate which will come into place next year there is an urgent need to look at better ways of managing waste for our city,” says Helen Oram Director, Environment & Sustainability.

The bylaw will also enable Council to collect more information on waste to monitor how our city is doing in terms of achieving our waste-related objectives and ensuring we’re on the right track to achieving zero carbon by 2050.

The community is invited to provide input into how Hutt City Council can more effectively manage and minimise waste in Lower Hutt on

Paper submission forms and documents are available at all libraries and hubs.

There is also an opportunity to make an oral submission to Council in October. You can indicate this by ticking the box on the submission form.

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