WasteNet Southland ACTION PLAN (DRAFT) 2017-2018

 
WasteNet Southland ACTION PLAN (DRAFT) 2017-2018
WasteNet Southland
ACTION PLAN (DRAFT)
2017-2018
WasteNet Southland ACTION PLAN (DRAFT) 2017-2018
WasteNet Southland
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Contents

Foreward ......................................................................................................................... 3
Who is WasteNet Southland?.......................................................................................... 4
  Our Mission ................................................................................................................. 4
  Our Values .................................................................................................................. 5
How we work ................................................................................................................... 5
  Our Objectives............................................................................................................. 6
  Our Functions .............................................................................................................. 6
Governance Body ........................................................................................................... 6
     Waste Advisory Group Members ............................................................................. 7
  Management Structure ................................................................................................ 8
     Waste Management Group Members ...................................................................... 8
  Operational Staff ......................................................................................................... 8
  Performance Reporting ............................................................................................... 8
Actions 2017-2018 .......................................................................................................... 9
  Education Programme ................................................................................................. 9
  Community Programe ………………………………………………………………………13
  Regulatory Programme ............................................................................................. 15
  Administration and Contract Management Programme ............................................. 17
Financials ...................................................................................................................... 19
Appendix A .................................................................................................................... 20

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Foreward
Southland’s vision: the effective and efficient stewardship of waste
as a resource with a residual value, to protect our health and
environment.

This is WasteNet Southland’s 6th Action Plan under the Southland
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2012-2018 (the Waste
Plan).

Over the last five years we have built a solid foundation for effective waste management
and minimisation in Southland with the kerbside recycling and rubbish collection policy
fully embedded as an operational norm, waste volumes to landfill are remaining steady,
and transfer station services are operating smoothly.

This year we plan to continue our work on “making waste visible”. To achieve this we
are looking at running four campaigns focusing on Recycling; Waste Awareness; Food
waste prevention and Community clean ups.

Our communities will see more from the WasteNet Team as we actively seek
partnerships with community groups and schools, individuals and businesses.

We will be focussing on the 20 established projects, and review our Waste Plan as per
the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

The proposed work programme will be challenging, as it will require support from all
members of our community. The hard work we do this year will continue to keep us on
track to reach our target of 650kg of waste to landfill per capita by 1 July 2018.

Malcolm Loan
WasteNet Southland Representative

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Who is WasteNet Southland?
WasteNet Southland is a joint committee of the Gore District Council, Invercargill City
Council and Southland District Council. Its mission is to provide the shared service
for the coordinated delivery of waste management and minimisation for the WasteNet
Councils.

WasteNet was originally established as a joint working group between the three local
authorities during the procurement of the regional landfill in 2000. While this was the
main focus of the working group, the group continued its collaborative approach and
went on to adopt the joint Southland Waste Management Plan 2004, and several
regional projects including waste education, marketing and implementation of the
waste plan.

Ten years later, the WasteNet Councils strengthened their commitment to the shared
waste management and minimisation services by changing its status from a ‘working
group’ to a ‘joint committee’ under the Local Government Act 2002 effective 1 July
2012. The Joint Committee’s founding document is the “WasteNet Southland Joint
Waste Management Agreement” (the Agreement).

The Agreement (Appendix A) sets out the arrangements between the WasteNet
Councils (being the Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council and Southland
District Council) as to their joint participation and obligations in the Regional Landfill
Contract, Recyclables Acceptance Contract and, Collection and Transfer Station
Contract, and establishes the joint venture known as WasteNet Southland that is
managed by a joint committee of elected members under section 6(2) of the Local
Government Act 2002 known as the Waste Advisory Group.

Our Mission
To provide the co-ordinated delivery of solid waste services within Southland to
achieve the region’s vision – waste is a resource.

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Our Values
To support our Mission, WasteNet Southland has developed a global set of values to
define how we behave individually and collectively as a joint committee.

Open, transparent        and Take responsibility for our actions and be open and
accountable                  honest about our decision making.

Integrity                      Built on principles of mutual trust, respect, fairness and
                               honesty.

Diversity                      Acknowledge the diversity of the communities within
                               Southland and strive to meet the needs of each
                               community. Ensure consistency of service whilst
                               recognising differences amongst communities.

A passion for         waste Acknowledge the concepts and practices of resource
management, minimisation stewardship and sustainability.
and resource efficiency

How we work
We acknowledge these aspirational principles by which we work to achieve our
outcomes:

    -   Global citizenship – our responsibility to protect the environment extends
        beyond Southland and New Zealand borders.

    -   Kaitiakitanga/Stewardship – All Southlanders are responsible for looking
        after the environment, and for the impact of products and waste they make,
        use and discard.

    -   Extended producer responsibility – Producers have a degree of
        responsibility for their products throughout the product’s life-cycle, from
        production through to final disposal.

    -   Full-cost pricing – The environmental effects of production, distribution,
        consumption and disposal of goods and services should be consistently
        costed and charged as closely as possible to the point they occur.

    -   Life-cycle principle – Products and substances should be designed,
        produced and managed so all environmental effects are accounted for and
        minimised during generation, use, recovery and disposal.

    -   Precaution principle – Where there is a threat of serious or irreversible
        damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be a reason for postponing
        cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation or potential
        health effects.

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Our Objectives
WasteNet Southland has the following objectives to achieve its mission:

Short Term (1-3 years)
   - To educate and support the community in relation to waste minimisation and
       resource efficiency
   - To provide waste minimisation support and education to Southland schools
   - To administer the regional contracts and project manage activities in
       collaboration with applicable WasteNet Councils

Long Term (3-10 years)
   - Track the implementation progress of the Southland Waste Management and
      Minimisation Plan 2012-2018 by the WasteNet Councils and contribute
      towards Waste Minimisation Act 2008 reporting requirements
   - Ensure that waste management activities in the region are coordinated and
      integrated where practicable
   - Promote effective and efficient waste minimisation and management in its
      territory in accordance with the principles outlined in the New Zealand Waste
      Strategy

Our Functions
WasteNet Southland functions include:
  (a)    Identify waste management and minimisation opportunities for the region
  (b)    Provide advice and guidance to organisations as they develop and
         implement waste management and minimisation initiatives
  (c)    Facilitate as far as possible the local reuse, recovery, recycling and
         composting where appropriate and reduction in use of materials
  (d)    Carry out data gathering and reporting responsibilities of the WasteNet
         Councils
  (e)    To contract manage WasteNet Regional Contracts with support from the
         applicable WasteNet Councils
  (f)    To project manage regional activities with support from applicable
         WasteNet Councils

Governance Body
The Waste Advisory Group (WAG) is the governing body which forms WasteNet
Southland. Committee members are appointed every three years following local
authority elections. The last appointment was held in October 2016.

The WAG consists of two elected members from each of the WasteNet Councils’ and
its role is to govern WasteNet activities, such as making decisions on priorities,
policies and spending. Further information on the powers and responsibilities of the
WAG are noted in the Agreement (refer to Appendix A).

The WAG meet a minimum of four times per year or as required.

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                 Waste Advisory Group Members

Councillor Cliff Bolger       Councillor Nicky Davis
Gore District Council         Gore District Council
                              Chairperson

Councillor Paul Duffy         Councillor Neil Paterson
Southland District Council    Southland District Council

Councillor Ian Pottinger      Councillor Lindsay Thomas
Invercargill City Council     Invercargill City Council
Deputy Chairperson
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Management Structure
The Waste Management Group (WMG) is made up of senior staff members from the
respective WasteNet Councils. Their roles and responsibilities are documented in the
Agreement (refer to Appendix A).

The WasteNet Representative is appointed from within the WMG. Their duties are to
manage the Regional Solid Waste Contracts and daily administration of the other
activities. Malcolm Loan of Invercargill City Council was appointed the WasteNet
Representative in December 2011.

                     Waste Management Group Members

 Ian Evans                     Malcolm Loan                   Peter Standring
 Southland District Council    Invercargill City Council      Gore District Council
 Water and Waste               WasteNet Representative        Transportation Manager
 Manager                       Drainage and Solid Waste
                               Manager

Operational Staff
Invercargill City Council is contracted to provide the deliverables on behalf of WasteNet.

Performance Reporting
Each year an Action Plan is adopted. This plan describes all projects and activities to be
undertaken during the next financial year. At the end of the financial year an Action
Report is adopted. The report denotes the projects and activities undertaken in the prior
12 month period. The WMG present a Quarterly Activity Report to the WAG.

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Actions 2017-2018
This section outlines all of the actions of WasteNet and includes information on how we
plan, manage and deliver activities. This section is divided into four ‘groups of activities’:
1.     Education
2.     Community
3.     Regulatory
4.     Administration and Contract Management

Within each programme is an action.      Each action is linked to the WMMP or is a
function of operating WasteNet. A full copy of the WMMP is available for viewing on
www.wastenet.org.nz or by contacting your local Council.

Key performance indicators have been assigned to each action.

Education Programme

Education and communications are an integral part of waste minimisation and
management. In July 2013 the Committee adopted its long-term communication and
education strategy titled “Waste is a Resource – a communication and education
strategy”. The goals for this programme are (1) recognise that waste is a resource and
(2) take action to improve the use of resources.

Kerbside Services
The WasteNet Councils offer kerbside recycling and rubbish collection services to their
residents. The activities include (but are not limited) distribution of information, website
operations, and implementation of the 3-strike policy.

Improve the monthly average number of visitors to wastenet.org.nz

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Decrease the percentage of contamination in the WasteNet Council yellow recycling bins

Monitor the percentage of Strike-1 enforcement notices

Monitor the percentage of Strike-2 enforcement notices

Monitor the percentage of Strike-3 enforcement notices

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School Programme
Schools are hubs in the community and the education children receive influences their
world views and behaviours as adults. WasteNet offers learning opportunities both
inside and outside the classroom.

Maintain the number of students that receive waste education.

Maintain the percentage of students that have a raised waste awareness following
receipt of WasteNet education session.

Waste Guide and Exchange
People do not always know how to dispose of waste materials, or who to call to ask what
to do with it. The Orange Pages website was created to help disseminate this
information.

Increase the number of enquires for assistance with appropriate disposal

Record the monthly average number of visitors to orangepages.org.nz

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Food Waste
WasteNet supports the national Love Food Hate Waste Campaign which aims to inspire
and enable the community to take simple actions to reduce their food waste.

Improve the number of participants attending food waste events

Maintain the percentage of participants satisfied with the food waste events

Garden Waste
According to the Composition of Solid Waste in Southland Region 2011 Report, garden
waste accounts for 58% of the waste disposed to landfill. The aim of this programme is
provide simple actions for households to reduce their garden waste through series of
events.

Record the number of participants attending a garden waste event

Record the percentage of participants satisfied with the garden waste events

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Advocate to Central Government
Some types of waste need special management at a national level for example glass
containers, end of life tyres and e-waste. This work is undertaken by lobbying for
national solutions.

Number of Waste Advisory Group meetings attended by Ministry for the Environment
personnel

Community Programme
Everyone creates waste. The Southland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
recognises that individuals must take responsibility for their waste. The focus for this
programme is working in partnership with the community to meet our vision “waste is a
resource”.

Public Place and Event Recycling
The objective of this action is for residents to see an increased presence of opportunities
to recycle while out and about, and for event organisers to have a consistent approach
to recycling at events.

Improve the number of enquiries for assistance with event recycling

Maintain the number of events that provided recycling services

Maintain the weight (tonnes) of materials recovered from events

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Management of Littering/Illegal Dumping
The objective of this action is to provide a coordinated approach to protect Southland’s
image of being “Clean and Green”. This is achieved through supporting groups with
community clean- ups.

Maintain the number of community clean-ups held

Record the weight(tonnes) of landfill-rubbish collected from community clean-ups

Community Waste Events
WasteNet offers individuals, parents and families opportunities to learn about waste
through dedicated workshops or being an exhibitor at an event such as lifestyle show,
AMP Show or Food Festival.

Maintain the number of participants attending events where WasteNet is an exhibitor or
facilitator

Maintain the percentage of participants satisfied with the information provided by
WasteNet at Community Waste Event

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e-Waste recycling
Electrical waste is a growing waste stream, which needs to be managed. The aim of this
activity is to provide residents with an easy, convenient and affordable system for the
disposal of electrical waste.

Record the weight (tonnes) of electrical waste recovered for recycling

Waste Minimisation Fund Assistance
The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 created a national contestable fund to support
innovate waste projects. The objective of this action is to work with Southland applicants
to apply for these funds.

Record the number of enquiries for Waste Minimisation Fund assistance

Research project: Management of Organic Waste in Southland
The objective of this project is to draft an issues and options paper providing a common
direction for the management of organic waste in Southland.

It is noted that no key performance indicators have been identified for this action.

Regulatory Programme
The WasteNet Councils have responsibilities to meet both public health protection and
legal requirements to promote effective and efficient waste management and
minimisation. WasteNet provides these services on behalf of the WasteNet Councils.

Solid Waste Bylaw
Bylaws are rules made by Councils that affect the way people live, work and play in their
community. The WasteNet Councils are working towards a joint solid waste bylaw. It is
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noted that this action commenced in March 2016 and will carry over into the 2017-2018
year.

It is noted that no key performance indicators have been identified for this action.

Regional Data Management System
The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 requires Councils to undertake Waste Assessments.
Waste Assessments compiles data and information on diverted materials and waste
materials produced in the region, taking account of forecast future growth and demand
for services. The objective of this action is to continue collecting the waste data to
assist in the next version of the Waste Assessment.

It is noted that no key performance indicators have been identified for this action.

Internal Waste Minimisation Policy
The objective of this action is for each WasteNet Council to have an internal waste
minimisation policy which details how within their organisation they minimise and
manage their business waste.

Record the number of WasteNet Councils that have adopted an Internal Waste
Minimisation Policy

Resource Recovery Parks
The WasteNet Councils provide Waste Transfer Stations services to its communities.
These facilities are progressively evolving from simple transfer stations (where landfill-
rubbish is bulked up and transport to landfill) to more complex services that separate
and recover waste streams e.g. garden waste, tyres, hazardous waste, household
recycling, second-hand goods. The objective with this action to progressively update the
facility names to a resource recovery park.

It is noted that no key performance indicators have been identified for this action.

Hazardous Waste Management
The Southland Waste Assessment identified a gap in data on hazardous waste within
the region. This objective of this action is to work with Environment Southland to
investigate how to provide a co-ordinated approach to the management of hazardous
waste.

It is noted that no key performance indicators have been identified for this action.
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Administration and Contract Management Programme
WasteNet provides the daily operation and contract management services for the
following WasteNet Council contracts: Southland Regional Landfill; Collection and
Transfer Station; Recyclables Acceptance.

Southland Regional Landfill
The WasteNet Councils have a long term Contract with the owners/operators of the
Southland Regional Landfill. The objective of this action is to meet the contractual
obligations.

Maintain the weight (tonnes) of rubbish disposed of to the Southland Regional Landfill

Recyclables Acceptance
The WasteNet Councils have a Contract with Southland disAbility Enterprises for the
provision of processing and selling recyclables collected by the WasteNet Councils. The
objective of this action is to meet the contractual obligations.

Maintain the weight (tonnes) of recyclables in the WasteNet Council yellow recycling
bins

Collection and Transfer Station Services
The WasteNet Councils have a Contract with Bond Contracts for the provision of
collection and transfer station services. The objective of this action is to meet the
contractual obligations.

Maintain the weight (tonnes) of landfill-rubbish in the WasteNet Council red rubbish bins.

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Record the number of customers who use the WasteNet Council transfer station facilities

Extension of Kerbside collection area
The WasteNet Councils can receive enquiries from customers that do not currently
receive the kerbside recycling and rubbish collection service. These customers typically
want to be able to join the service. The objective of this action is to monitor the demand
for the kerbside recycling and rubbish collection services.

Monitor the number of premises that receive the WasteNet Council kerbside recycling
and rubbish collection service

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            Financials

            WasteNet Southland’s revenue is generated from a Landfill Disposal Administration Fee
            charged on every tonne of waste disposal to the Southland Regional Landfill. The
            following table shows the Forecast Financial Performance for WasteNet Southland.

                               Statement of Forecast Financial Performance
                             2017-2018      2018-2019      2019-2020      2020-2021    2021-2022      2022-2023
                             Estimated       Projected      Projected      Projected    Projected      Projected
                               (000)           (000)          (000)          (000)        (000)          (000)
INCOME
Contracts                         11,522         11,868         12,224       13,600       14,008         14,428
             Income Total         11,522         11,868         12,224       13,600       14,008         14,428

EXPENDITURE
Contracts                         10,911         11,238         11,575       13,100       13,493         13,898
Admin Contract Mgt                   100             25             25           25           25             25
Education                            200            200            200          200          200            200
Community                            150            150            150          150          150            150
Regulatory                            45             65             45           45           45             45
     Expenditure Total            11,406         11,678         11,995       13,520       13,913         14,318

(Surplus) Deficit                  (116)          (189)           (228)         (80)         (95)          (110)

RESERVES                             116            305            300          300          300            300

            Notes
                A 3% escalation factor has been applied annually to Contracts for both income
                  and expenditure.
                A $10 per tonne Waste Disposal Levy factor has been applied. There are no
                  indications from the Ministry for the Environment that this factor will be increased
                  in the near future.
                In 2018-2019 two key Contracts are up for a right of renewal (being C550
                  Collection and Transfer Station Services; and C650 Recyclables Acceptance).
                In 2020-2021 the Emission Trading Scheme arrangement with the Landfill
                  Contract concludes.
                The forecast has not taken into account any changes resulting from a review or
                  amendment of the Southland Waste Management and Minimisation
                  Plan. This Plan is up for review in 2018.
                The Reserves are for one-off project expenditure and have been set to a
                  maximum of $300,000 and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

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             Appendix A
WasteNet Southland Joint Waste Management Agreement

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