The Plan must include the DCC’s and other organisation’s collection, recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal facilities and services. As a result, the DCC’s role in promoting effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within Dunedin has changed.
Assessing the current and future needs for waste management and minimisation facilities and services to ensure needs are being addressed by the Plan is the role of the DCC. The responsibility to better manage and minimise waste is shared by all.
The DCC may be directly or indirectly involved in bringing about the change that will lead Dunedin towards zero waste.
To best represent the role that the DCC has in implementing the Plan the objectives, policies and methods have been presented in three sections.
- Governance, leadership and engagement: what the DCC has direct responsibility for and control over:
- planning and policy making within the DCC’s strategic framework
- as regulator via the Solid Waste and Trade Waste Bylaws
- provider of waste and diverted material facilities and services
- as corporate citizen modelling best practice
- managing community needs and expectations via public consultation
- Education, empowerment and collaboration: assisting members of the community to increase their understanding of waste- related issues and enable them to take action within their homes and community to minimise waste or to make better use of diverted material.
- Design, innovation and building local capability: working collaboratively with central Government, other councils, private operators, businesses and other organisations to create opportunities and build local capability in the resource recovery sector. This section promotes cyclic economies and cleaner production processes, innovation and design which will reduce the generation of waste and retain the value of material resource locally.
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