Joint waste management and minimisation plan

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council have adopted a joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, which outlines the Councils’ waste management and minimisation aims, funding requirements, and activities for the region over the next 6 years. The Nelson Tasman Joint waste management and minimisation plan was adopted in April 2012.

What's in the plan?

In the plan the Councils propose to minimise waste by changing the way in which discarded resources are managed and to reduce the harmful effects of wastes.

The Councils propose to use the waste hierarchy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling, Recovery, Treatment and Disposal) treatment options in the management of waste. These options will be subject to the principles of Global Citizenship, Kaitiakitanga (Stewardship), Product Stewardship, Full-cost Pricing, Life-cycle principle and the Precautionary Principle.

The vision of the Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (JWMMP) is “Valuing resources and eliminating waste”


More information

Please direct any enquiries to:

David Stephenson at or +64 3 543 8483 or Johan Thiart or +64 3 546 0332.