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Reduce your waste together at home and save

Published: 17 August 2020

Kerbside rubbish and recycling are continuing as normal, but you can still take steps to reduce your waste and save money.

Consider composting

Keeping food waste out of landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make. That’s why more and more Aucklanders are starting to compost at home.  Right now is a great time to learn about the different methods and prepare your household for the change. You can chat with the facilitators of free composting workshops or watch videos online.

Click here to learn all about the different methods for composting your waste at home.

Make a small change, meal planning

Kiwi families might be finding themselves with odd ingredients or trying to stretch the time between trips to the grocery store during COVID-19.

The free Easy Choice cookbook is full of recipes that will please the whole family on any budget, and the latest Autumn edition uses a great mix of long-life ingredients – perfect for all those tins and dried foods in the cupboard. You can feed a family of six for around $60 a week using this meal plan.

Auckland Council has teamed up with Love Food Hate Waste to provide these practical steps to help save money and reduce food waste.

More information on saving money and waste through meal planning can be found here.

Read more: At Home Waste


Accessing your library online

Enjoy streaming films, online courses and browse the latest eCollections and podcasts all from the comfort of home.

Tips for composting at home

Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.

Learn from home with Auckland Libraries

Keep kids motivated with online resources that help them succeed with their schoolwork while schools are closed.

Workouts you can do at home

Take some time for yourself and check out one of the at home workouts the Auckland Council Pools and Leisure team has created.

Meal planning made easy

Stretch the time between trips to the grocery store and save yourself money using these practical tips from Auckland Council and Love Food Hate Waste.

Fun nature activities for the kids

Getting out in nature is a great way to have fun! Here are some activities for you to keep the kids entertained in your backyard or on your walk through your local park.

Introduction to Composting Courses

Learn the basics of composting at home with online and in-person courses.