The Canterbury Waste Joint Committee is responsible for advancing regional solid waste and hazardous waste minimisation in Canterbury.
The following Councils are represented on the Committee:
Environment Canterbury staff provide ongoing advice relating to minimising hazardous wastes and substances.
Regional waste minimisation initiatives actioned by the Committee are in addition to member Councils' responsibilities as required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and as set out in each Councils' respective waste minimisation plan.
The Committee's Constituting Agreement [PDF, 23 KB] and Regional Waste Agreement [PDF, 7 KB] govern its operations. Decisions are made by the elected members of the member Councils, based on written Staff Group reports.
For more than 12 years the Committee has funded a wide variety of waste minimisation projects [PDF, 7 KB] across the region.
Projects supported by the Committee aim to link strategically with initiatives run by national organizations including WasteMINZ, Local Government NZ and the Ministry for the Environment.