We are required under the Resource Management Act 1991 to manage the discharge of contaminants to the environment and to investigate land for the purpose of identifying and monitoring contaminated land. We also aim to support new and better ways of managing waste and hazardous substances across the region.
New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project
Improving rural waste management practices across New Zealand.
Managing disaster waste
Managing construction and demolition waste, including safe transport and disposal.
How is asbestos dealt with?
Managing damaged buildings constructed with asbestos-containing materials such as roofing, cladding and cement.
Industrial pollution prevention
Every day business actions can impact on the environment, often without anyone knowing.
Hazardous land use
Identifying and testing land that may be contaminated.
Policy and regulation
We set a number of rules relating to the storage, application and disposal of waste and hazardous substances in Canterbury.
Current waste issues
Researching categories of waste that affect Canterbury and beyond.
Rules for outdoor tyre storage
Find out if you require a resource consent for the tyres stored outdoors on your property, and any other actions you may need to take to comply with the National…
Find out how to safely and legally dispose of used or unwanted agrichemicals and view a list of banned agrichemicals.
Canterbury Waste Joint Committee
The Canterbury Waste Joint Committee is responsible for advancing regional solid waste and hazardous waste minimisation in Canterbury.
- Read Christchurch City Council guidelines on rubbish disposal
- See WorkSafe NZ's approved asbestos management contractors
- Learn about potentially contaminated land
Visit Safer Farms and WorkSafe NZ to find information on managing your farm’s health and safety.
- View a list of Environment Canterbury's technical reports
- Visit the Ministry for the Environment for more information on waste in New Zealand
- Visit the Environmental Protection Authority to read about hazardous substances