2.2 Waste reduction and energy conservation
Whakaiti para, hangarua me te pena pūngao
Sustainability is about meeting our needs now without burdening future generations.
What we do
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Closed landfill aftercare
- Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling.
A sustainable city uses resources efficiently, re-uses or recycles them and only commits them to landfills as a last resort. Sustainability is about reducing the amount of energy we use and using clean energy from renewable sources. It is also about promoting a culture that values the environment and encourages pro-environment behaviour of everyone who lives, works, or studies here.
- We will secure resource consent for Stage 4 of the Southern Landfill.
- Manage the waste flows that enter the landfill.
- We will:
– start external engagement on climate-change adaptation, with a focus on sea level rise
– establish a Carbon Reserve Fund for future carbon sale revenues.
- We will continue with the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme, which supports improved home insulation and heating, and the Home Energy Saver Programme which provides for free energy assessments.
- As part of our Smart Energy Capital project, we will:
– develop a model energy performance contract in conjunction with the Energy Management Association.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2014/15 are:
- 90% of residents use recycling collection services weekly and 85% of users are satisfied with the service
- no more than 84,000 tonnes of waste is sent to the landfill
- at least 16,500 tonnes of recyclable material will be diverted from the landfill
- collect 12,000 tonnes of kerbside recycling9
- 90% of residents are satisfied with our waste collection service and 85% agree that it provides good value for money
- 8GWh of energy is sourced from the Southern Landfill
- the Council’s corporate energy use has decreased from the previous year
- Energy use by Council pools and recreation centres has decreased from the previous year
- Energy use by our Council-controlled organisations has decreased from the previous year.
- we have also set a longer-term target to reduce our corporate gas emissions to 40% below 2003 levels (22,959 tonnes) by 2020 and 80% by 2050
- 5000 carbon credits are generated from Council reserves.
What it will costTop
|2.2 Waste reduction and energy conservation||Operating expenditure 2014/15||Capital expenditure |
|2.2.1 - Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management||(12,926)||12,802||(124)||776|
|2.2.2 - Closed landfills aftercare||-||404||404||-|
|2.2.3 - Energy efficiency and conservation||-||-||-||-|
|2014/15 2.2 Total||(12,926)||13,206||280||776|
|2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total||(11,436)||13,544||2,108||7,315|
|Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15||(1,490)||(338)||(1,828)||(6,539)|