Landfill

Preparation for resource consent application is underway on an extension of the Southern Landfill and construction is expected to begin in 2020 at an estimated cost of $20.4 million. Based on the current levels of waste ending up in the landfill, this extension needs to be operational by mid-2022.

While we are planning to extend the landfill to meet current levels of waste, we are also aiming to reduce our waste by one third over the next eight years. As part of the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan we have made a commitment to this goal. This year, as part of the plan, we will be focusing on running a 12-month kitchen waste diversion trial. Following the trial we will develop business cases on how to process organic waste and to transform the Southern Landfill into a park where many more resources can be diverted from the landfill and put back into the economy.

Preparation for resource consent application is underway on an extension of the Southern Landfill and construction is expected to begin in 2020 at an estimated cost of $20.4 million. Based on the current levels of waste ending up in the landfill, this extension needs to be operational by mid-2022.

While we are planning to extend the landfill to meet current levels of waste, we are also aiming to reduce our waste by one third over the next eight years. As part of the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan we have made a commitment to this goal. This year, as part of the plan, we will be focusing on running a 12-month kitchen waste diversion trial. Following the trial we will develop business cases on how to process organic waste and to transform the Southern Landfill into a park where many more resources can be diverted from the landfill and put back into the economy.