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Waste 15 Oct 2021

Lockdown no dampener for recycling truck fires

Hazardous waste in recycling bins has caused a truck fire – another challenge essential workers would rather not be facing under Alert Level 3.

Environment 17 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping continues to blight Howick

Illegal dumping is a problem across the Auckland region, but with Thomas Road in Flatbush becoming a hot-spot, Howick Local Board Chair Adele White wants it stopped.

Waste 10 Sep 2021

Plan change for landfill precinct declined

A formal request from Waste Management New Zealand (WMNZ) that sought to have their 1000-hectare Dome Valley site recognised as a ‘landfill precinct’ in the Unitary Plan has been declined.

Waste 9 Sep 2021

Zero waste on the menu

Fair Food’s slogan is ‘Feeding People, Not Landfill’ and it’s living up to its zero waste dreams.

Environment 7 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping outside op shops hurting charities

Leaving unwanted items outside op shops during lockdown is a costly headache for charities, and it could be a costly mistake for those responsible as well.

At Home 26 Aug 2021

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.

Waste 5 Aug 2021

Iconic event brings zero waste to center stage

The ASB Polyfest Auckland Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has succeeded in saving tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Waste 30 Jul 2021

More than 100 zero waste heroes celebrated at awards

The amazing stories of those working to reduce waste to landfill across Tāmaki Makaurau have been recognised at the 2021 Zero Waste Awards.

Waste 28 Jul 2021

Half a million dollars available for great ideas on cutting waste

Auckland Council is offering grants of up to $50,000 as part of the $500,000 Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund / Te pūtea Whakamōkito Para me te Auahatanga.

Environment 9 Jul 2021

Manurewa work programmes adopted

Manurewa Local Board has adopted the work programmes that detail activity for the financial year.

Environment 1 Jul 2021

Sorting the plastics problem

With Plastic Free July ahead, the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment have checked out how Auckland Council’s getting the problem sorted.

Waste 24 Jun 2021

Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour

There are better ways to find a new home for unwanted items instead of leaving them outside hoping someone will wander by and take them.

Waste 24 Jun 2021

Recycling right in 2021

Auckland’s recycling stayed on track, despite all the obstacles of 2020. Councillor Richard Hills shares how Auckland maintained positive results for recycling and what is unique compared to other regions.

Have your say 8 Jun 2021

Protecting Auckland’s water infrastructure key to proposed Council bylaw changes

Auckland Council is seeking public feedback on proposed bylaw changes to the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015.

Waste 1 Jun 2021

Celebrate your zero waste heroes

Calling all zero waste heroes - nominations open from 1 June for the 2021 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards, celebrating all those helping reduce waste to landfill across Auckland.

Environment 24 May 2021

Hundreds turn up for the Te Puhinui Big Clean 2021

Local whānau, community groups and businesses came out in force to participate in the ‘Te Puhinui Clean Up Day’ earlier this month.