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.
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
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”.
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