The population of Wellington city is expected to grow by 50,000 to 80,000 over the next 30 years, so we need better ways to manage and reduce our waste in preparation for that.
The bylaw will mean some changes to the way we do things. But it will help reduce the city’s carbon footprint over time – and benefit all Wellingtonians.
New Bylaw and Controls
This bylaw replaces Part 9 (Waste Management) of the Wellington City Council Consolidated Bylaw 2008.
In accordance with the bylaw, additional controls apply in relation to solid waste management, collection and disposal and the use of the Southern Landfill.
What the Bylaw means for Wellington residents
If you’re bringing household rubbish to the Southern Landfill
The following items are no longer accepted in the general waste area at the Transfer Station:
- Green waste
- Electronic waste
- Recyclable paper and cardboard
- Glass bottles and jars
- Steel and aluminium cans
Please separate these items from your rubbish and drop them off at the recycling and composting services available on site. Most of this can be done for free except for televisions and monitors, fridges, freezers, green waste and tyres, which incur a small charge.
Tips to help you plan your visit
When you arrive at the landfill, please visit the Tip Shop & Recycle Centre first to drop off reusables and recyclables, including ewaste. Then head up to the Transfer Station to drop off green waste, tyres, batteries, hazardous waste and general rubbish.
As you enter the Transfer Station please let our weigh bridge staff know if you have items to separate out. If you have more than one type of waste you may be asked to loop back through the weighbridge so that the correct charges can be applied.