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.
- Climate change programme – We will continue to develop strategic partnerships to deliver on Wellington’s emissions reduction targets, and to continue to invest in existing climate change initiatives. In particular:
– We will keep supporting the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme which supports improved home insulation and heating. This programme also attracts central government funding. We will spend $40,000 a year on this programme for the next 2 years. Council funding will be dependant on whether central government continues to fund the Warm up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme beyond November 2013.
– We will extend the existing Home Energy Saver Programme which provides for free energy assessments and the preparation of tailored action plans for Wellington households. We’re spending $60,000 a year on this programme for the next 2 years. We are working with stakeholders to improve and scale-up this programme.
- Smart Energy Capital - we will seek partners to achieve significant change in how energy is used and generated by households and businesses.
- We will carry out further work on sea level rise particularly associated with commencing a dialogue with stakeholders and the wider community on the issue and possible response pathways.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2013/14 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 13,125 tonnes of kerbside recycling
- 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
- WCC pools and recreation centres energy use has decreased from the previous year
- That our CCOs (WVL, WWL, WMT, WZT) energy use 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
- 5,000 carbon credits are generated from Council reserves
What it will costTop
|2.2 Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation ||Operating expenditure 2013–14 ||Capital expenditure |
|Income ||Expenditure ||Net expenditure ||Total |
|($000) ||($000) ||($000) ||($000) |
|2.2.1 - Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management ||(12,393) ||12,365 ||(28) ||1,054 |
|2.2.2 - Closed landfills aftercare ||- ||477 ||477 ||- |
|2.2.3 - Energy efficiency and conservation ||- ||- ||- ||- |
|2013/14 2.2 Total ||(12,393) ||12,842 ||449 ||1,054 |
|2012/13 2.2 Total ||(11,767) ||12,260 ||493 ||1,049 |