Event Waste

Last updated: 22 Dec, 2022 09:51am

About Event Waste

Minimisation Plan

Forms & Documents

Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw

Council wants to support event organisers, stall holders, and food and drink vendors in our region to reduce the amount of waste created at events.

In late 2020 we adopted a new bylaw to help manage and minimise solid waste which would normally go to landfill.

The bylaw came into effect on 25 January 2021, and Section 13, Events, followed on 25 January 2022.

 

    • Any event with over 1,000 people attending it must submit a ‘waste minimisation plan’.
    • The waste plan needs to detail what volume and types of waste are expected, and the steps to minimise waste going to landfill.
    • Plans must be submitted to Council 30 days before the event. This will allow us time for us to assess the plan, and if necessary, help us work with the event organisers.
    • Event managers will also need to provide a post-event report on the amount and types of waste collected.

Waste Minimisation Plan

Any event with over 1,000 people attending it must submit a ‘waste minimisation plan’.

The waste plan needs to detail what volume and types of waste are expected, and the steps to minimise waste going to landfill.

Plans must be submitted to Council 30 days before the event. This will allow us time for us to assess the plan, and if necessary, help us work with the event organisers.

Event managers will also need to provide a post-event report on the amount and types of waste collected.

Complete your Waste Minimisation Plan

Download a copy of the plan. You can complete the form on your computer, or print and scan.

Send it back to us by email at cody@cdc.govt.nz or drop it into the Events Centre or Council office at 28 Holloway Street.

Please remember to include your site plan and other supporting information.

Event waste management guides

These documents will help you organise a great event whilst reducing your impact on the environment.

 

Forms & Documents

An organiser’s guide to help you understand best practice waste minimisation, reduce the amount of waste produced at your event, recycle and reuse more, and send less material to landfill.

A PDF format version of the Wellington Regional Event Packaging Guidelines document to support event organisers comply with the Wellington Region Waste Bylaws.

A pdf format version of the Event Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for event organisers.

A pdf version of the Wairarapa Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2021 which came into force throughout
the Carterton, Masterton and South Wairarapa districts on 17 April 2021.

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