Waste Management and Minimisation Plans

Under The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 councils are required to create and implement a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). The WMMP outlines the visions, goals and objectives for waste management and minimisation. View the current three Taranaki WMMPs below:

NPDC Waste Management and Minimisation Plan        

SDC Waste Management and Minimisation Plan           

STDC Waste Management and Minimisation Plan         


Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2023-2029

The three Taranaki district councils are currently reviewing the existing plans and developing new plans for 2023-2029. Engaging with Taranaki Whānau Whānui, key stakeholders, sectors and the wider community across Taranaki is a key part of this process. The three councils will be engaging with our communities collectively, but each council will have a separate WMMP based on this engagement. The planning and engagement process is outlined below.


WMMP Engagement and Planning Process:

First Stage, Where are We Now?

Workshops were conducted with our key stakeholders from 24 May to 8 June. Together, we analysed our strengths and weaknesses of our services from the last six years then examined the opportunities and threats we need to consider for the future. To find out more about our waste trends and activities plus a summary of the engagement, click the links below.

Engagement Summary Report

Waste Trends and Activities 2016-2022 


Second Stage, Where do we want to be?

Open 14 October to 7 November

This is an opportunity to have your say on our vision and goals for the next six years. We would like your feedback on

  1. Our vision - where do we want to be in the longer term?
  2. Our goals – what do we want to achieve in six years’ time?

The vision and goals will provide the direction for the types of waste minimisation infrastructure and services we deliver to our communities, organisations, schools, and businesses.

Where Do We Want to Be Engagement Report


Stage Three, How are we going to get there?

In the third stage of planning and engagement, we looked at the options available to meet the forecasted waste demands of the region. These options were assessed through a set of evaluation criteria.

We held a series of workshops in March 2023 with sector representatives to gather feedback on the proposed options and take further suggestions on the actions or investments our councils need to make to support the various sectors. 

The outputs from these workshops have been incorporated into the evaluation of the preferred options. These are summarised in the engagement report below. The outputs will be contribute to the actions in the draft WMMP available for public feedback via a formal submission in mid 2023.

How Are We Going to Get There Engagement Report

Stage Four, Special Consultative Procedure (SCP)

The draft WMMP will be released for formal submissions in mid 2023. The all members of our region will be able to feedback on the draft WMMP for their district for a six week period. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to submit your feedback. Please reach out if you have any questions around this process. 



If you have questions or would like to get involved, please get in touch with us at: contact.zerowaste@npdc.govt.nz