Rule 10 Landfills, rubbish dumps and tips
Except as allowed by Rule 9(1), the discharge of contaminants onto or into land used for the disposal of waste materials, with the exception of land used exclusively for cleanfill disposal, but including disposal at a landfill, rubbish dump or tip, is a Discretionary Activity.
Explanation. This rule applies to landfills that are not farm or domestic dumps (these are allowed by Rule 9(1)). As required by Section 418 of the Act, all landfills in the Region have permits to discharge waste to land. This rule applies to any new landfill established in the Region, and to existing landfills where their permit expires. Applications for resource consents for activities covered by this rule will be assessed with regard to Policies 4.2.8-4.2.10, 4.2.32-4.2.34. Matters to be considered for all applications are in section 5.3 of the Plan. Discharges of contaminants from closed landfills are addressed in Rules 21 and 22.