The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 places responsibility on local government (territorial authorities) to promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within their districts.
The Canterbury Waste Joint Committee is responsible for advancing regional solid waste and hazardous waste minimisation in Canterbury. 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.
For projects that have a local application only, please see your council for funding available. The following Councils are represented on the Committee. For more information on this regional fund, please contact your council and ask to speak to a waste staff member.
Environment Canterbury staff provide ongoing advice relating to minimising hazardous wastes and substances.
The Committee's Constituting Agreement [PDF, 23 KB] and Regional Waste Agreement [PDF, 7 KB] govern its operations. Decisions on grants are made by the elected members of the member Councils meeting as the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee, based on written Staff Group reports.
Projects supported by the Committee aim to link strategically with initiatives run by national organisations including WasteMINZ, Local Government NZ and the Ministry for the Environment. Government procurement can and should be used to support wider social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes.
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The Committee annually invites proposals for suitable waste minimisation project proposals within the Canterbury region.
Proposals assessed to be of sufficient potential value and meeting the criteria set out below will be presented to the Committee. The total annual budget for all projects is $112,000.