Solid Waste Bylaw
The purpose is to:
- Promote and deliver effective and efficient waste management and minimisation in the District.
- Assist in implementing the Council's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
- Regulate the collection, storage, management and disposal of waste (including recyclable material from public places or by persons licensed by the Council.
- Protect the health and safety of waste collectors, waste operators and the public
- Manage nuisance and litter in public places
What are the perceived problems in our district?
- Limited compliance with Council signage in rural rubbish collection sites.
- Risk of physical harm to waste collectors and the public from unsafe and prohibited waste.
- Non-compliance with Council list of permitted recyclables and advertised guidelines.
- Fly-tipping at donated goods container locations.
- No sharing of waste volumes from non-Council funded waste collectors leading to incomplete analysis of the total district waste volumes.
- No agreed minimum standards for kerbside collection by non-Council funded waste collectors
- Limited opportunities and promotion for event organisers to recycle.
The proposed Bylaw provisions are to…
- Control and ensure compliance with the refuse and recyclable collection process and donated goods containers.
- Minimise harm when collecting waste
- Promote recycling at public events
For the full wording of the proposed Solid Waste Bylaw 2015 click here (626KB pdf).
Feedback closed on 30 October 2015