TAs must adopt a Waste management and minimisation plans (WMMPs) and must review their plan every six years. Before adopting or reviewing a WMMP a territorial authority must conduct a waste assessment under section 51 of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
If a TA has not adopted or reviewed their WMMP in time they are not eligible to receive levy payments from the Ministry.
TAs may create a joint WMMP with other territorial authorities.
For more information see the guide for territorial authorities.