Waste disposal statistics

Date published

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Response Date

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Departmental / Ministerial

Departmental

Topics

Waste

Details of the Request

I am interested in finding out more about waste in New Zealand, at the most disaggregated level possible. Under the provisions of the Official information Act, can I please request the following:

1. Data showing the level of funding paid to each territorial authority (TA) or regional council in New Zealand, quarterly, from the waste disposal levy. This data should be from when data on payments starts, up until the latest payments made, broken down by TA.

2. Any data or reports held by MfE that details:
a. The amount (in tonnes, kgs, or similar units) of solid waste disposed of each quarter or year, broken down by TA
b. The amount (in tonnes, kgs, or similar units) of food waste disposed of each quarter or year, broken down by TA
c. The amount (in tonnes, kgs, or similar units) of recyclable materials disposed of each quarter or year, broken down by TA
d. The amount (in tonnes, kgs, or similar units) of recyclable materials disposed of each quarter or year, broken down by TA and recyclable type
e. The amount (in tonnes, kgs, or similar units) of waste materials exported each year
f. The proportion of recyclable materials which are actually recycled each year, broken down by recycling location (NZ or overseas)

3. Any data pertaining to waste facilities in NZ, including
a. The location of each waste facility monitored in New Zealand, by TA
b. The opening and closing date of each facility
c. The currently used, and total capacity, of each facility

4. Any reports produced by MfE, or produced for MfE, which outlines the level of waste present in NZ, or the level of waste disposed of in NZ

Where the points under (2) are not able to be provided by TA, I would ask that they be provided by waste facility, or failing that, the most disaggregated measure possible. I would also ask that this data in Points 1-3 be provided in Excel documents. I would further ask that Point 4 be provided as searchable PDF documents.

PDF upload

18-D-02158.pdf