Ever wondered where the rubbish goes when it is collected from your kerbside or dropped off at the transfer station? It all ends up buried in the ground at the landfill.
We need to make sure we reduce the amount of waste produced in the Region. We also need to continue to improve the way we manage and dispose of waste so we don’t end up with any more areas of contaminated land. New requirements in our Proposed One Plan mean consent applicants will have to assess disposal alternatives if they wish to discharge waste to air, land, water or the coast.
Chapter 3 of our Proposed One Plan has more information on our policies for waste management.
A lot of the rubbish in the tip doesn’t break down or rot away to nothing; it sits there for a very, very long time - and we are running out of places to put it all!
The good thing is that we can all reduce our rubbish. Here are some simple and practical things you can do to reduce your rubbish...
Palmerston North City Council - check out this site for a list of recycling centres in your area.