Solid Waste

 

Matamata-Piako Waste Stream 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Quantity of hazardous waste collected at tranfer stations (tonnes) 0.2 1.2 0.71 1.5 0 0* 1.026 0* 0.87 0.57

*There is some variation in the yearly totals as hazardous waste is not collected at regular intervals. As it is not cost-effective to collect small quantities of hazardous waste, it is stored until collection is economically viable.

Other waste is collected in addition to the waste stream collected at Council’s transfer stations. Solid waste is also collected from screens at the district’s wastewater treatment plants, and sent directly to the Tirohia Landfill.  From 2010/11, this amount is included as an estimate in the Total Waste to Landfill figures below.

Total Waste Matamata-Piako (tonnes) 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Landfill at Tirohia (Waste water treatment plant) 20 23                
Total Waste to Landfill 9,530 8,456 8,000 7,833 5,471 4,680 4,566 4,801 5,144 5,743

*Approximate figure

 

What’s in Our Waste

The following graph shows the sources of waste deposited at transfer stations in the district, from a July 2010 survey. The largest proportion of waste entering our transfer stations comes from kerbside collections, from commercial and residential premises.