The Mayor has made a call for the public to make submissions on the Council’s waste strategy.

He’s made it clear we need to reduce our waste at least by a third by 2022. This is entirely possible if we all work together. He also said that future landfill costs will be much higher, so we also have financial reasons to get our waste volumes down.

Making submissions can be a daunting process although it can also be quite simple. People who would like some help putting in a submission, can drop into the EcoCentre on Monday 3rd April between 1pm and 4pm. Warren Snow and others will be on hand to help out with putting your ideas into a submission – or simply to debate the issues before you make a submission.

Even if there’s only one thing you want to see done to help the Far North reduce its waste, this is your opportunity to get Council’s ear. There are good proposals in the new plan which need supporting and maybe others that could be introduced.

A copy of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, can be downloaded from the FNDC website ( or picked one up from a council Service Centre. Submissions will be open until April 18 and can be made via the council’s website or at a council Service Centre.

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