Proposed Waste Management Bylaw 2020

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Submissions closed on Friday 25 September 2020. Thanks for having your say on the proposed Bylaw.

We're proposing a new bylaw to help us address problems relating to solid waste management.

About the proposed Bylaw

The proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020 will help Council deliver waste management and minimisation in Lower Hutt. It will enable Council to manage the negative impacts of waste on the environment, and protect the health and safety of both the public and people involved in waste management.

What issues will the proposed Bylaw address?

Disposing and managing waste
The proposed Bylaw will provide more detail on how we dispose of waste, including how waste generated from the following activities are managed:

  • multi-unit developments (10 or more residential units)
  • events
  • construction site and demolition activities, and
  • unaddressed/ advertising mail.

Waste collector and operator registration
Under the proposed Bylaw waste collectors and operators will need to be registered (licensed). The proposed licensing system will help Council collect relevant waste-related data from the private sector. It will also help ensure that private waste operators are operating in a manner that is consistent with Council’s waste-related objectives.

Clearer responsibilities and enforcement
The proposed Bylaw will provide clearer responsibilities for owners, managers and occupiers of premises, and waste collectors and operators. The provisions in the Bylaw will enable Council to take action where currently this is not possible.

We're proposing a new bylaw to help us address problems relating to solid waste management.

About the proposed Bylaw

The proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020 will help Council deliver waste management and minimisation in Lower Hutt. It will enable Council to manage the negative impacts of waste on the environment, and protect the health and safety of both the public and people involved in waste management.

What issues will the proposed Bylaw address?

Disposing and managing waste
The proposed Bylaw will provide more detail on how we dispose of waste, including how waste generated from the following activities are managed:

  • multi-unit developments (10 or more residential units)
  • events
  • construction site and demolition activities, and
  • unaddressed/ advertising mail.

Waste collector and operator registration
Under the proposed Bylaw waste collectors and operators will need to be registered (licensed). The proposed licensing system will help Council collect relevant waste-related data from the private sector. It will also help ensure that private waste operators are operating in a manner that is consistent with Council’s waste-related objectives.

Clearer responsibilities and enforcement
The proposed Bylaw will provide clearer responsibilities for owners, managers and occupiers of premises, and waste collectors and operators. The provisions in the Bylaw will enable Council to take action where currently this is not possible.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear your views on the Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020. Submissions close at 4pm on Friday 25 September 2020.

    Submissions closed on Friday 25 September 2020. Thanks for having your say on the proposed Bylaw.

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