The waste minimisation survey has now closed.

Thank you to all who completed the survey!

Congratulations to Lucy Adlam who was the winner of the $50 New World Voucher!



‘Waste Free, Together’ – for people, environment and economy

Thank you for having your say regarding Waste Minimisation within the Wairarapa so together, we can work towards a Zero Waste environment. Reducing waste and protecting our environment is a community effort. Working together will help us reach our goal, therefore we need your input on how we achieve these goals.


What does a Zero Waste environment look like? 

Our primary target for minimising waste is to aim for a reduction in the total quantity of waste sent to our landfill from 600kg per person per annum to 400kg.
Wairarapa throws tonnes of rubbish into the landfill without a conscious thought of the future impact. That’s not good for our environment and comes at increasing costs to our region.
To protect our environment, reduce waste and improve services we are currently reviewing our waste collections and further investigating the following waste streams:

  • Kerbside recycling
  • Food waste
  • E-Waste
  • Recycle/Recovery Centres

The #ZeroWasteWairarapa Fact sheet below explains the definitions of these waste streams.

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Would you like further information about Waste Minimisation, and see how we are working with the Wellington Region to minimise waste? 

You can read the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan here, or visit the “Waste Free, Together” website for further information.