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Nelson Tasman Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Nelson City and Tasman District Council welcome submissions on the Nelson Tasman Waste Management and Minimisation Plan until 17 September.

Our communities generate a lot of waste, and about 62,000 tonnes from Nelson and Tasman ends up in the landfill each year.

We estimate more than half of that waste could be dealt with in a better way: By being reused, recycled or composted – or avoided altogether.

The Nelson City and Tasman District councils are working together to minimise and manage waste in our region.

Submissions have closed.

Download the Summary Document (327KB PDF)

Find more information and key documents on the Tasman District Council website.

The proposed update to the Nelson Tasman Waste Management and Minimisation Plan sees a greater focus on waste avoidance and getting our whole community on board.

Our goals are to work with the community to:

  • avoid the creation of waste
  • improve efficiency of resource use, and
  • reduce the harmful effects of waste

In our proposed plan we outline where we are now, where we want to be and how we plan to get there.


Submissions have closed.

Or hand delivered to any Nelson City or Tasman District Council office or public library.

The councils will contact all submitters who have stated they wish to be heard, so please include a phone number. We will advise you of the confirmed time, date and venue in writing. Hearings will be held on 9 October 2018, with deliberations on 24 October 2018.