This report presents a stocktake of waste and diverted materials flows and facilities in the Auckland Region. Data and information from local government, business, and key waste and recovered material operators have been compiled to provide a quantitative analysis of waste and diverted materials in the region.

A key context is the upcoming change, from November 2010, to regional governance as one regional council and seven territorial authorities will become a single Auckland Council. This will see the amalgamation of the local authorities’ role in respect of waste into a single entity1. The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) requires every territorial authority to complete a review of its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) by July 2012. Section 51 of the WMA prescribes the requirements for a Waste Assessment which must be completed before a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan is reviewed. This report provides an up-to-date summary of waste generation, movement, diversion, and disposal within the region that will potentially be of value for the Waste Assessment.

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