The wording and numbering of the targets are taken from the Ministry for the Environment’s Targets in the New Zealand Waste Strategy: 2006 Review of Progress.10
Local authorities will report their progress on waste minimisation and management for their annual report in 2001/02 and quantitatively on an annual basis from then onwards.
All councils will ensure that procedures for waste minimisation have been addressed for all facilities and assets they manage and will have set target reductions based on public health, environmental and economic factors.
By December 2003, all territorial local authorities will have instituted a measurement programme to identify existing organic waste quantities and set local targets for diversion from disposal.
By December 2005, 60 per cent of garden waste will be diverted from landfill and beneficially used, and by December 2010 the diversion of garden waste from landfill to beneficial use will have exceeded 95 per cent.
By December 2007, a clear quantitative understanding of other organic waste streams (such as kitchen waste) will have been achieved through the measurement programme established by December 2003.
By December 2007, more than 95 per cent of sewage sludge currently disposed of to landfill will be composted, beneficially used or appropriately treated to minimise the production of methane and leachate.
By December 2010, the diversion of commercial organic waste from landfill to beneficial use will have exceeded 95 per cent.
By December 2005, all territorial local authorities will have instituted a measurement programme to identify existing construction and demolition waste quantities and set local targets for diversion from landfills.
By December 2008, there will have been a reduction of construction and demolition waste to landfills of 50 per cent of December 2005 levels measured by weight.