The Future of the Levin Landfill | Te Anamata o te Ruapara o Taitoko

Submissions close at 5pm on 31 January 2022

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We're reviewing the future of the Levin Landfill and seeking your views before deciding on this important matter. Inside our Statement of Proposal, you'll find the reasons for reviewing the future of the Levin Landfill and possible options for its future management for you to consider and provide us with feedback.

Statement of Proposal - The Future of the Levin Landfill | Te Anamata o te Ruapara o Taitoko(PDF, 1MB)

Why this consultation now?

We need this review to ensure service levels for 'solid waste' collection from residents and businesses are maintained, that the recycling opportunities are maximised and that a secure, affordable path for the disposal of residual waste is identified.

Council assessed the regulatory requirements, environmental concerns, the changing 'solid waste' market conditions, affordability considerations and community preferences before setting out the three options for the future management of the Levin Landfill. A considerable amount of investigation has gone into getting to this point, and supporting information is available at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Shannon Library and online. All of the information that is not commercial-in-confidence is publicly available.


We've scheduled a two month consultation period rather than the usual one month consultation period to give you, our community, sufficient time to consider the options and provide us with feedback. This consultation will occur before and after Christmas in the lead up to framing the Council's Annual Plan.

Drop-in sessions are scheduled to allow you to talk with us and get answers from experts on the issues and options. Do make use of these opportunities. View our The Future of the Levin Landfill Drop-in sessions event page for more details on these sessions.

If you wish in February next year, there will also be an opportunity to speak to your written comments before the Council and before it deliberates on submissions received and makes its decision.

Planning for our district's future is a responsibility we all share. We encourage you to use this opportunity to be part of Council's decision making process. Be part of growing our sustainable future together. Make your submission, tell us which option you support before we make a final decision.

Anyone can make a submission by either filling out an online form or by filling out the downloadable print form (which can also be picked up from and delivered to our service centres). 

Submit online

Submission Form | Puka Tāpae Kōrero

Hard copy submissions can be:

  • delivered to: Horowhenua District Council (126 Oxford Street, Levin), Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō (Bath Street, Levin), Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (92 Main Street, Foxton) or Shannon Library (Plimmer Terrace, Shannon); or
  • posted to: Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540; or
  • emailed to:

Submitters should advise whether they wish to present their submission to Council at a Hearing scheduled for February 2022. Submitters are advised that pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, all submissions shall be made available to the public.

Submission forms and copies of the Statement of Proposal for the Future of the Levin Landfill (and Supporting Information) are available at the Council Offices in Levin (126 Oxford Street or Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō), Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Foxton and Shannon Library, Plimmer Terrace Shannon.  Copies may also be obtained by telephoning Council’s Customer Service Centre, Levin, on 06 366 0999.

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 31 January 2022.