Waste Matters!

Every day, millions of things that can be reused or recycled are thrown away, but we want to change that.

To seriously address climate change, we all need to take significant steps forward in our approach to waste.

At Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, we have started the review of our shared waste plan. This will be our opportunity to rethink waste, not just how we manage it, but how we reduce it and even avoid creating it in the first place.

To make these changes, we are all going to need to work together.

Over the next few months, we’d like your ideas on what our focus should be. There will be a formal consultation on a draft plan early in 2025 but meanwhile, this is your opportunity to tell us what you think matters.

To get us started, you can put your ideas on this page.

Want to know more about national direction? An updated New Zealand Waste Strategy was released in 2023, which will be the roadmap for the next three decades for a low-emissions, low-waste society.

Waste is everyone’s problem, and we all have a role to play in the solution. The little things we can all do will, together, make a big difference.

Public Information: All feedback (including your name and contact details) will be provided to Council officers for administration and analysing feedback, and to those who are involved in any decision-making for this project.

All feedback, including submitters names (unless you request otherwise), but not contact details, may be publicly available online. Note: Council is subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and a request for official information may cover your feedback, including your address and other contact details.