In 2012, the DCC conducted a waste assessment to determine the existing provision of waste and diverted material facilities and services in Dunedin. It also identified the issues and demands that need to be addressed in the development of the Plan, including the DCC’s intended role in meeting the forecast future demand.
Available information, data and limitations
The DCC made every effort to obtain comprehensive data about waste and diverted material services and facilities in Dunedin to inform the Plan. Both the DCC and private operators provide waste and diverted material services and own waste and diverted material facilities. Because of this, detailed information from private operators couldn’t be obtained due to a perceived conflict of interest (ie the information is considered commercially sensitive). Therefore, some assumptions have had to be made for strategic planning purposes as they relate to the forecast future demand for waste and diverted material services and facilities.
A detailed assessment of scrap metal dealers and second-hand traders and the like was not undertaken. However, the DCC recognises and acknowledges the valuable contribution to waste minimisation made by these and other similar organisations and groups through their activities.
The following map and waste and diverted material flow chart is a snapshot of the DCC’s and private operators’ waste and diverted material facilities and services in Dunedin.
Map of current waste and diverted material facilities in Dunedin
Figure 2: Dunedin waste and diverted material flowchart
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