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.
|Event Waste Reduction Planning||2022||A and P Show(external link)||Waste reduction feasibility study for a large event that can be shared with other large agricultural events.||$10,000|
|Repair Café project||2022||Te Puna Auaha Lyttelton Trust (external link)
|Items to set up a repair café for the community to have assistance fixing broken items.||$15,600|
|Second-hand bike repairs||2022||Rad bikes(external link)||Recycling and repairing bikes using second-hand parts.||$16,500|
|Repair and reuse of medical items||2022||Medsalv(external link)||Repair and certified sanitisation of single-use medical devices for safe reuse.||$14,999|
|PVC pipe recycling||2022||Rx Plastics(external link)||Project to allow for PVC pipes to be recycled rather than landfilled.||$16,200|
|Food waste reduction app||2022||Foodprint(external link)||App for cafes and the public to connect to reduce waste of highly perishable and difficult-to-donate food goods.||$42,200|
|School lunches waste reduction||2022||Waipara School(external link)||Provision of a system to reduce single-use packaging and food waste.||$2,500|
|School lunches waste reduction||2022||Leithfield School(external link)||Provision of a system to reduce single-use packaging and food waste.||$4,000|
|Bike repair skills||2021||Waimakariri District Council(external link)||Support for employment and skills taught in bike repairs on second hand bikes and parts.||$10,000|
|Case Study for Linen Use Reduction||2021||Canterbury Linen Services(external link)||Investigation into the reduction of fabrics going to landfill.||$21,000|
|School Food Waste Reduction Project||2021||Nourish Oraka Ltd(external link)||Food Waste Reduction – Durable Lunch Boxes.||$3,186|
|Workshops to Reduce Textile Waste||2021||Stitch O Mat||Community workshops to provide sewing machines and lessons to teach repair skills reducing clothing disposed of.||$6,000|
|School Reusable Lunch and Food Scrap Containers||2021||Kai for Kids(external link)||Education to students parents and teachers on the reduction of waste from school lunches.||$979|
|Food Rescue Project||2021||Satisfy Food Rescue(external link)||Chilled container hire to store rescued food to take to community organisations for distribution.||$12,454|
|Waste Free Periods Education||2021||Timaru District Council(external link)||Education provided to school students on reusable sanitary products.||$30,842|