The regulations state that after 8 October 2004 regional councils and unitary authorities must enforce the requirements of the landfill gas standard for any new landfill over 1 million tonnes design capacity.
3.1 Review of implementation
The review reveals four large landfills not complying with the landfill design standard, as shown in table 4. Marlborough District Council and Otago Regional Council indicated that problems with engineering design were the cause. However, these councils (and Greater Wellington) have not provided information of any enforcement action.
The implementation and effectiveness of the landfill design standard is therefore considered to be patchy. Four landfills were identified as being non-compliant but, based on a lack of information provided in this review, there appears to be no enforcement activity occurring.
Table 4: Compliance with the landfill design standard
|Auckland||Redvale, Whitford, Rosedale, Greenmount|
|Bay of Plenty||NA|
|Hawke’s Bay||Yes (details not provided)|
|Horizons||Awapuni, Bonnie Glen|
|Marlborough||1 landfill (details not provided)|
|Southland||Yes (details not provided)|
|Waikato||Tirohia, Hampton Downs|
|Wellington||Southern, Spicers, Silverstream||Wainuiomata, Otaihunga|
Note: NA = not applicable.