The Ashburton District Council has adopted its Waste Minimisation and Management Plan.
The way Council manages the district's recycling, composting, kerbside collection, rural drop off centres, public rubbish bins and business waste practices are just some of the topics covered in this plan, which was open for consultation during April and May 2016. A total of 24 submissions were received on the draft WMMP.
"Every six years the Council is required to produce an updated plan that proposes how it will manage the district's waste. This is a legal requirement under the Waste Management Act 2008 (WMA08)," Council's Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante said.
"Although the majority of the responsibility for managing waste in our district lies with the Council, long-term improvements also rely on the wider community's ongoing commitment to better handling waste," she added.