Spicer Landfill - Information on GWRC's compliance programme
From mid-2014 through to 2015 there was a significant increase in the number of odour notifications received regarding Porirua City Council’s Spicer Landfill, located at the end of Broken Hill Road. Porirua City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council understand that odours from Spicer Landfill have an impact on the local community in the Tawa and Porirua areas.
In late 2015, Greater Wellington Regional Council undertook a comprehensive review of the Spicer Landfill consent conditions. Since the review Porirua City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council have been working together throughout 2016 on a multi-pronged approach to prevent offensive and objectionable odour from leaving the landfill.
Both GWRC and PCC acknowledge that managing the odour from the landfill will be an ongoing task.
The following pages aim to provide easily accessible information to the public and community affected by Landfill odours and to assist in understanding the process for reporting odour notifications to GWRC, steps undertaken by GWRC in response to odour notifications as well as news, progress updates and technical reports.
If you have a question or would like to find out more, please contact our Environmental Help Desk at 04 830 4255.
If you would like to report an odour, please contact our Environment Hotline on 0800 496 734.