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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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3.9 Waste management | Rautaki para

Services and activities

The waste management group includes activities and services related to waste and environmental solutions.

The DCC provides a collection, resource recovery and residual disposal service for domestic and some commercial residents in Dunedin. It includes large waste management facilities like the Green Island landfill to the inner-city recycling hub on Vogel Street. It also provides education on e-waste minimization and public education on Council’s sustainability practices in Dunedin’s unique waste management context.

The DCC currently manages the collection and recycle-sorting contracts, two landfill facilities, one recovery store and three recycling stations to provide effective waste and recycling collection services, and waste disposal facilities in a way that protects public health, minimises impact on the environment and promotes waste minimisation.

Community outcomes

The waste management group contributes to the following community outcomes:

  • A sustainable city with healthy and treasured natural environments
  • A healthy city with reliable and quality water, wastewater and stormwater systems
  • A supportive city with caring communities and a great quality of life

Measuring performance


Data Source

Actual 2016/17

Targets for 2018/19 to 2027/28

Level of service: Refuse collection and kerbside recycling meet customer expectations

Overall satisfaction with rubbish disposal services*




Level of service: Waste minimisation targets are met

The quantity and quality of diverted material collected via DCC’s collection service for diverted material

Internal quarterly reports

(8,862.91 tonnes) 7,901.97 tonnes sold (89%)

3.9% decrease on 2015/16

>2% annual growth in diverted material sold

* This performance measure was previously “Number of complaints regarding missed collections”.

Income and Funding Impact statements for the years ending 30 June 2018 – 2028 - Waste management

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