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.

Click Here To Have Your Say

Stage Three and Four

Please follow this page to find out about future opportunities to provide feedback on our Waste Management and Minimisation Plans.

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