Waste Management at an Event
Western Bay of Plenty District Council is dedicated to reducing waste to landfill and supporting events with environmentally sustainable methods and processes. Minimising waste at your event is a collaborative process and should include the attendees, venue operators and sponsors.
You can find more information and tips on waste management, including lists of service providers, in our Waste Reduction at Events guidelines (PDF, 2MB)
Under the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2022, the organiser of the event must submit a Waste Management Plan, to be agreed upon with Council's Event Specialist at the time of application. The plan must include how waste will be minimised and dealt with at the event. This includes the use of recyclable, compostable and reusable material. For events of more than 500 people, organisers must report back to council on the effectiveness of the waste management after the event.
A Waste Management Plan Template can be downloaded here.
If you require any support or guidance, please contact our Events Team on 07 571 8008 or by email.