The Government is proposing to increase the landfill levy and apply it to more types of waste. We are interested in your views about the proposals summarised in the consultation document at: www.mfe.govt.nz/consultations/landfill-levy. Please fill in the form below, then click Continue to review your submission. At any time you may click Save and Exit so that you can return later.

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Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy
Which region are you currently residing in within New Zealand?
Question 1: Do you think the current situation of increasing waste to landfill and poor availability of waste data needs to change?
Question 2: Do you have any comments on the preliminary review of the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy outlined in appendix A? If so, please specify
Question 3: Do you think the landfill levy needs to be progressively increased to higher rates in the future (beyond 2023)?
Question 4: Do you support expanding the landfill levy to the following landfills?
Question 5: Do you think that some activities, sites, or types of waste should be excluded from the landfill levy?
Question 6: Do you have any views on how sites that are not intended to be subject to a levy should be defined (e.g. remediation sites, subdivision works)?
Question 7: Which of the following proposed rates for municipal (class 1) landfills do you prefer?
Question 8: Do you think that the levy rate should be the same for all waste types?:
Question 8i: Should the levy be highest for municipal landfills (class 1)?
Question 8ii: Should the levy be lower for industrial monofills (class 1) than municipal landfills (class 1)?
Question 8iii: Should the levy be lower for construction and demolition sites (class 2) than municipal landfills (class 1)?
Question 8iv: Should the levy be lowest for contaminated soils and other inert materials (class 3 and 4)?
Question 8v: Should a lower levy apply for specified by-products of recycling operations?
Question 9: Do you support phasing in of changes to the levy?
Question 9 (continued): if you support phasing in of changes to the levy, which option do you prefer?
Question 10: Do you think any changes are required to the existing ways of measuring waste quantities in the Waste Minimisation (Calculation and Payment of Waste Disposal Levy) Regulations 2009? If so, please specifiy:
Question 11: Do you think any changes are required to the definitions in the Waste Minimisation (Calculation and Payment of Waste Disposal Levy) Regulations 2009?
Question 12: What do you think about the levy investment plan?
Question 13: If the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 were to be reviewed in the future, what are the changes you would like a review to consider?
Question 14: Do you agree that waste data needs to be improved?
Question 15: If the waste data proposals outlined are likely to apply to you or your organisation, can you estimate any costs you would expect to incur to collect, store and report such information? What challenges might you face in complying with the proposed reporting requirements for waste data?
Question 16: What are the main costs and benefits for you if the proposals to increase the levy rate for municipal landfills, expand the levy to additional sites and improve waste data?
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