Waste Operations Manager Stefan Borowy says that Option 1 is Council’s preferred option. It is low-risk because landfills are common and the technology is well-understood in New Zealand.
“Having a landfill will enable the Council to maintain ownership and take responsibility for the waste the city produces. It also means we can keep the current financial model, which is self-sustaining and pays for our existing waste management and minimisation services.
“Resilience is another factor. A landfill will provide a safe site for the disposal of refuse or hazardous material, which will be vital in the event of an emergency.
“Most importantly, a landfill doesn’t need to minimum volumes of waste to operate, so we can focus on waste minimisation. It may seem like a contradiction to want to extend the landfill, but we still need a solution for residual waste in the meantime while we focus on our long-term goals.”
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