Under the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw (2019) anyone involved in the collection, transportation or disposal of waste must be licensed by us.
By licensing operators we are able to collect information about the types of waste being disposed of. This helps us implement the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, particularly having data to feed into the development and review of future Waste Management and Minimisation Plans. The licence may also enable us to regulate some of the operators’ practices, for example collection times.
As of January 2021 we have a revised Solid Waste Licensing system. We will be contacting relevant businesses regarding licence requirements. If we do not contact you and you would like more information on licensing requirements please email our Commercial Waste and Minimisation Officer.
Any organisation that collects, transports or disposes of:
Any organisation that operates a disposal facility, resource recovery facility, landfill site, clean fill site, managed fill site or mono-fill site.
Licences can be granted for up to five years, but are reviewed annually.
A solid waste licence is not required when the land is used for the disposal of the clean fill material sourced directly from that land or the fill consists solely of:
We encourage the use of containers that: