Our paint recovery programme continues to grow in volume. You
can drop unwanted paint at any of the outlying transfer stations. In Blenheim
you can drop paint at the hazardous waste centre.
The paint is processed and filtered and where suitable then
resold back to the community. You can buy the repurposed paint from the
Blenheim hazardous waste centre
The hazardous waste service contract (2020-021) has been
extended to 30 June 2027. This contract covers the collection and processing of
hazardous waste from domestic and commercial sources. The contract will cover
the collection and processing of ewaste from 1 July 2024.
The Government is currently gathering information on challenges
associated with construction and demolition waste. The main challenge for any
scheme that recovers or reprocesses waste is an end market demand. Without this
‘pull-through’ effect then recovered material ends up being stockpiled or sent
to landfill. To create a demand for construction and demolition waste will
require the input of architects and designers who ultimately influence the
specification for the building materials that can be used.
The waste sector continues to experience staffing challenges
across the country. Drivers and general operators are amongst the shortfall in
Did you know?
The consultation on proposed changes to levels of waste services
has concluded. We received 459 submissions. Three Hearing Panel meetings
were held in December 2022. Council will make a final decision on the proposed
changes during February 2023.
Council is scheduled to receive a report in the first half of
2023 on the potential for landfill gas to be used in electricity production. If
the project were to progress the current landfill gas been extracted and flared
or burned off at the Bluegums site would be redirected to a biogas plant.
Landfill gas is produced over a prolonged period (30 years plus) after waste is
Council will be commencing a residual waste alternative
assessment process during 2023. This work is carried out to assess what, if
any, alternatives are available to the current landfill. Stage 1 of this
process is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
If we think the response to your question would benefit the
whole community then we will publish in the next waste e-newsletter. If you
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