Presented by Eunomia Research & Consulting’s Lisa Eve and Duncan Wilson.

During 2017, Eunomia Research & Consulting worked with the councils of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, and supported by WasteMINZ to develop template wording for a solid waste management and minimisation bylaw.

This project was one of a number of priority collaborative opportunities identified by the councils and was intended to minimise duplication of work and resolve a number of issues including a lack of waste data relating to waste streams not directly managed by councils.

Waste operator licensing is one of the tools that are potentially available for councils to access a wider range of waste data.

Since the template was developed, it has been used by a number of councils both within the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, and elsewhere.   

This webinar will be invaluable for any TA that is considering introducing or amending a Solid Waste Bylaw or is looking to implement the National Waste Data Framework.

This 60-minute webinar will cover:

  1. Context – why is a bylaw needed?  Relevant legislation and frameworks (e.g. national waste data framework).  What a bylaw can do, and what it can’t.
  2. The collaborative approach – how the Waikato and BOP councils worked together to identify priorities, issues, and carry out the practical work of reviewing proposed wording, templates and other supporting information.
  3. The outcome – what documents were produced and the content and role of each, and how these fit together, with a particular focus on the licensing and data collection components
  4. What wasn’t included in the template, and why?
  5. The legal niceties – including the ongoing discussion of how the WMA defines waste and diverted materials
  6. Progress so far – who has used it? What do councils and industry think so far? Further potential collaborative work through local authority shared services organisations

Lisa Eve.  Lisa has 19 years’ experience in waste management in both New Zealand and the UK including extensive experience in public sector waste management, particularly in the areas of waste, organics, and recycling collection and transfer systems, organic waste management, regulation and enforcement, strategy development, and data analysis. For the last ten years, since returning from the UK, Lisa has worked as a senior consultant for Eunomia and is based in the Bay of Plenty. 

Duncan Wilson.  Duncan has over twenty years’ experience in the sector. His work with Eunomia, both in NZ and in the UK, has covered a range of projects including waste management and minimisation plans, waste contract procurement, development and evaluation of service delivery options, collection systems modelling, and cost-benefit analysis.  Duncan has extensive experience with waste data, including the development of the National Waste Data Framework in collaboration with Waste Not Consulting.

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