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Background: What and Why?

  • What is the proposed Auckland Regional Landfill?

    Waste Management is proposing to build a new landfill for Auckland located approximately 70km from Auckland’s central business district. The entrance to the landfill will be 13km north of Warkworth and 6km south of Wellsford, with access directly off the current State Highway 1. Waste Management currently operates the Redvale Landfill and Energy Park at Dairy Flat, which is consented to accept waste through to 2028. Depending on how quickly capacity at Redvale is used, a replacement facility is expected to be required between 2026 and 2028. A new landfill would form part of the region's critical infrastructure, necessary to meet Auckland's growth.

    Read a brochure about the proposal here or visit the Waste Management website for more details on the proposal. If you would like to know more, please contact us at or on 0800 927 837.

  • Why is a new landfill required in Auckland? Isn't there an aspiration for zero waste by 2040?

    The Auckland Council area currently contains two operating landfill facilities for waste disposal – Redvale Landfill and Energy Park in the north and Whitford Landfill in the south-east. These landfills are already partially full and they have a limited lifespan.

    Auckland Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan projects that the region's waste will grow through to 2060. Auckland will need an environmentally safe and secure site for disposal of this waste. The proposed landfill, if approved, is designed to meet this need.