Informal drop-in sessions to discuss waste issues, landfills

Stefan Borowy
Stefan Borowy
Drop-in sessions to discuss how waste is managed over the next six years will be held this week.

Queenstown Lakes District Council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said the plan would supersede the operative Waste Management Strategy adopted in April 2003.

"Key changes captured in the draft plan include a focus on diversion from landfill, a review of the proposal to introduce a kerbside organic service and another 40 methods for working towards zero waste in the Lakes district," Mr Borowy said.

The proposed plan provided direction for the long-term plan, annual plans and community responsibilities for waste management and minimisation.

Mr Borowy had spoken to several community groups about the plan, and had received important feedback.

"It is an issue that affects us all and I think people have enjoyed the opportunity to understand the detail," he said.

"The drop-in sessions will be really informal and a chance to sit down and have a chat about what's involved."

A drop in session will be held today at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall and tomorrow in the Queenstown council chambers on Gorge Rd.

A session will be held at the council offices in Wanaka on Wednesday.

All sessions would run from 4pm-6pm, with submissions closing this Friday, Mr Borowy said.



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