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Waste 21 May 2024

Rubbish truck fires from lithium batteries on the rise

Nine recycling and rubbish trucks have caught fire in Auckland in the first three months of the year compared with 13 for the whole of last year.

Waste 23 Apr 2024

Less waste and more resources for DIYers

Warkworth’s Community Recycling Centre opens.

Zero Waste 22 Mar 2024

Devonport CRC launches Zero Waste educational play space for kids

Where most adults see a pile of junk, children see a pile of potential.

Waste 18 Mar 2024

Larger family bins offered with proposed fortnightly rubbish collection

Auckland Council is reassuring larger families that its proposal to move from weekly to fortnightly rubbish collections offers options for larger households to manage their waste needs.

Waste 8 Mar 2024

Changes proposed for Auckland’s waste handling as region moves closer to zero waste target

Changes are being proposed for the way Auckland’s waste is managed in a determined effort to conserve resources, protect our environment and move closer to zero waste by 2040 – it’s now time for Aucklanders to have their say.  

Waste 17 Jan 2024

New standards to recycle right

Auckland residents may need to brush up on their recycling etiquette as new national standards come into effect on 1 February 2024.

Cleaning up our environment 20 Dec 2023

Cans for Kai a hit for Westhaven Marina’s boaties

Boaties playing their recycling part this summer

Zero Waste 28 Nov 2023

Recycling 101: the definitive guide

If you’re unsure of what you can or cannot place in your kerbside recycling bin, you’re not alone.

Zero Waste 15 Nov 2023

Much mulch for ground-baking summer

With El Niño increasing the chances of a long hot summer baking the ground, the Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station has got you covered.

Environment 26 Oct 2023

Come on and give food scraps a go

If you haven’t noticed the smaller addition to Auckland Council’s household bin family, why not take a stroll up your street on collection day.

Waste 12 Oct 2023

Food scraps service for Manukau begins

From mid-October, Manukau residents can start using Auckland Council’s rukenga kai (food scraps) collections service.

Zero Waste 12 Oct 2023

Transforming trash in Tāmaki

One of Auckland’s largest community spaces for recycling and zero-waste education officially opens this Friday 6 October.

Zero Waste 8 Sep 2023

A zero-waste future for North Shore communities

Auckland’s latest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) officially opens this Saturday in Wairau Valley.

Waste 24 Aug 2023

Apply for funds to reduce waste

Auckland community groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply for the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund before applications close next week.

Waste 10 Aug 2023

Auckland’s newest one-stop shop for recycling

Aucklanders close to Western Springs have a new convenient location where they can take their unwanted items to save them from landfill.

Waste 8 Aug 2023

Fund helps cover costs for smart waste ideas

Auckland businesses and community organisations can apply for grants up to $50,000 for projects that help prevent or reduce waste.