The Canterbury Waste Sub-committee was established in 1996 to develop a management framework for solid waste, including waste minimisation and options for regional disposal. In 2006 the sub-committee was replaced by the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee which comprises all territorial authorities located in Canterbury (except Waitaki) plus Environment Canterbury. Advancing regional waste minimisation is the aim of the committee, and actions initiated by the committee are over and above what each authority achieves on its own. All member councils contribute funding towards regional projects.
The Canterbury Hazardous Waste Working Party was established to enable all Canterbury local authorities to contribute towards the development and implementation of the Canterbury Hazardous Waste Management Strategy. This working party is coordinated by Environment Canterbury and has representation from all local authorities located in Canterbury (except Waitaki).
Christchurch City Council and Ashburton, Selwyn, Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils are local authority shareholders in Kate Valley Landfill which is situated in the Hurunui district. The joint interests of these councils on the board of Transwaste Canterbury Ltd (TCL) which owns Kate Valley Landfill, are managed through this committee. The remaining shareholders in TCL are companies involved in commercial waste management.
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