Cleanfills. Contents. What guidance is there for cleanfills ? Acceptable and unacceptable cleanfill material Christchurch and Taranaki’s approaches to managing cleanfills The Waste Minimisation Act.
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The 2002 “A guide to the management of cleanfills”.http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/waste/cleanfills-guide-jan02.pdf
Material that when buried will have no adverse effect on people or the environment. Cleanfill material includes virgin natural materials such as clay, soil and rock, and other inert materials such as concrete or brick that are free of:
A cleanfill is any landfill that accepts only cleanfill material as defined above.
Commitment in Christchurch’s Waste Management Plan to work
towards zero waste, and a realisation that large quantities of
materials that could be recycled or reused were being disposed of
Christchurch City Council Bylaw
A whole system approach. Cleanfills are not treated in isolation
but seen as part of the waste management system that involved
control over landfill disposal and awareness of impacts on
recycling infrastructure. Controls imposed on one part of the
system will impact on other parts of the system and it is critical to
recognise this from the outset and design the systems in an
Cleanfills are currently not a disposal facility under the Act to be a disposal facility under the Waste Act.
Enforcement functions of Waste Act
Resource Management Act 1991
Fair Trading Act 1986