The councils of the Wellington region are working together to reduce waste.  Following a review of their waste management practices, the councils have developed a new draft Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). 

The plan is founded on an overall vision of working together as a region to become waste free.
— Councillor Iona Pannett, Wellington City Council, WMMP Joint Committee (Chairperson)
Our key focus for this plan is to reduce the total quantity of waste sent to class 1 landfills from 600kg to 400kg per person per annum by 2026. We are confident that with residents, businesses and councils working together we can achieve this goal.
— Councillor Lisa Bridson, Hutt City Council, WMMP Joint Committee (Deputy Chairperson)