Skip to main content


The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 is our second region-wide plan and our latest blueprint for reducing and diverting waste from landfill.  The plan's vision is still firmly focused on zero waste by 2040 and has set targets under three key areas:

Total regional waste

  • Reduce total council- and private-sector-influenced waste to landfill by 30 per cent by 2027 (from the baseline of 832kg to 582 kg per capita per year)

Domestic waste

  • Reduce domestic kerbside refuse by 30 per cent by 2021 (from 160kg to 110kg per capita per year)
  • After 2021, reduce domestic kerbside refuse by a further 20 per cent by 2028 (from 110kg to 88kg per capita per year)

Council waste

  • Reduce council’s own in-house office waste by 60 per cent per capita by 2024 (from a 2012 baseline)
  • Work across council to set a baseline for operational wastes and, by 2019, put in place targets for reduction

To help Auckland meet these targets, we're rolling out changes including a region-wide food scraps collection service for urban areas, and the expansion of our Community Recycling Centre regional network; together with continuing to work with others to drive behaviour change and support a circular economy. 

For more information on progress towards the targets and actions,  refer to the Mid-term update on delivery of the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018.

Getting to zero waste will be good for you, good for Auckland, and good for the environment.