From Monday 26 October (Labour Day) your rubbish or recycling will be collected one day later than usual.

Our waste plan

The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (2018-2024) sets out goals, objectives and targets to guide the Council towards waste avoidance, reduction and recovery. Thirty-three activities are detailed in the Plan and will be carried forward into the Council’s long-term and annual plans to ensure the delivery on the Plan.

This is our waste vision for Hamilton. We want to work collaboratively with our community – residential and business – to change the way we manage our waste.

We are focusing on these goals and objectives:

There are nine key areas of work that we are focusing on:

Services

Implement new rubbish and recycling services, support associated education campaigns and review Central Business District (CBD) service.

Education

Support information and education programmes that raise awareness and promote waste minimisation, including developing multi-language resources.

Litter and illegal dumping

Keep the streets clean by clearing litter and illegal dumping; and develop and implement a plan to reduce illegal dumping and littering.

Regulation

Update the Solid Waste Bylaw for regional consistency, to facilitate data collection and to ensure it supports the changes in kerbside service; and implement waste licensing for operators and collectors.

Data

Ensure access to information on waste from both council and private waste collectors and facilities. Capture data on quantities, composition, origin and destination, and the use of the service, in line with the National Waste Data Framework, Monitor and report on waste related activities.

Council management

Implement best practice waste avoidance, reduction and minimisation within Council sites and operations; and share knowledge and experience gained from such activities.

Partnerships

Partner or work with key sectors and groups including Iwi, business and industry; health related organisations; the community sector, the construction and demolition industry; and local government organisations, NGOs and other key stakeholders to undertake research and actions on various waste issues.

Identify and support community and business champions in waste reduction and avoidance.

Grants

Issue grants to third parties for the purpose of promoting or achieving waste minimisation and manage grants.

Events

Improve waste minimisation at events held at Council sites and support event organisers to implement waste minimisation at events.

As we implement our 2018-2024 Waste Plan we will update this page, including updates on the actions we have implemented. Click here to see our targets.

A copy of the 2018-2024 Waste Management and Minimisation Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document here.

The 2017 Waste Assessment supported the development of the Waste Plan and provides a technical overview of waste management in Hamilton. It can be downloaded as a PDF document here.