Taranaki waste will run for 180 km as mayors bury regional landfill ideas.

The main landfill is over, and Taranaki waste is to be hauled 180 kilometers by truck.

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The main landfill is over, and Taranaki waste is to be hauled 180 kilometers by truck.

It took less than 16 minutes for the mayors of Taranaki to decide to continue moving the region’s waste to 180 kilometers for the next 35 years, instead of spending millions to open a landfill in Eltham.

His priority at a meeting of the Central Landfill Joint Committee on Tuesday, which will be presented to the region’s three district councils for discussion and final decision, will save $ 7 million.

South Taranaki District Mayor Phil Nixon told the meeting, “When I first went to the South Taranaki District Council, I really struggled to understand why we were putting 16 16 million into a big hole in the ground. We are also going to be Zero Waste by 2040. ” , Which was organized via the Internet.

The committee is made up of Nixon, New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom and Stratford Mayor Neil Wilkze.

Volkze was absent, however, and Deputy Mayor Alan Jamieson stepped in for him during the meeting, which began at 3 p.m. and ended at 3:16 p.m.

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Since the Colson RD Landfill in New Plymouth closed in August 2019, garbage from the New Plymouth, South Taranaki and Stratford districts has moved to Bonnie Glenn near Martin.

Plans to fill the Tarnaki land in Eltham – which cost 42 42 million – were scrapped in 2018 after spending 7.5 million on them, but the idea was revived before the renewal of the Bonnie Glenn Agreement on June 30, 2024. Came alive

The committee agreed to dispose of the waste at Bonnie Glenland Fill under a 35-year agreement with Midwest Disposal Limited, which would save about 7 77 million based on current costs.

The site currently accepts three truckloads a day from Tarnaki.

David Langford, NPDC’s Group Manager and Planning Infrastructure, said: “With Bonnie Glenn, the savings margin is still significant and as a result you should be confident that we will continue with Bonnie Glenn. And there is no need to create a Central Landfill. “

A report from the meeting said that transport costs and waste volume would need to be significantly increased to fill the mainland.

Given future nationally planned policy changes, as well as significant investments in local infrastructure in Taranaki (commercial waste sorting facility and organic waste processing), large volumes of waste are unlikely to continue.

Jamieson asked about transportation and the low-carbon, zero-emission economy, and where he would look at transportation options other than diesel trucks.

NPDC Waste and Compliance Lead Kimberley Hope said it was difficult to predict what the effects of carbon emissions might be.

“If we had a 4% increase every year for a few consecutive years, maybe that’s when we want to look for alternatives,” he said.

He said that if emissions remain at the two per cent mark, which they have had for years, the current situation is still tolerable.

“I think we need to keep an eye on that,” Jamieson said.

The committee also approved a budget of 51 51,000 for 2021/2022 for the management, management and oversight orders of Eltham Landfill, which is vacant.

The recommendations will now be presented to each council for a decision.

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