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Waste 14 May 2021

Auckland Council cracks down on big pile of scrap

A company found to have been dumping a huge pile of scrap metal in South Auckland without a resource consent has been ordered by Auckland Council to clean up its act.

Waste 30 Apr 2021

Safely disposing of electronic waste

Around 80,000 tonnes of e-waste is generated every year but only an estimated two per cent of that waste is recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills across the country.

Waste 30 Mar 2021

Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour this summer

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 Mar 2021

Turn over a new leaf and start composting

Now is a great time to start your home composting routine.

Waste 17 Mar 2021

Construction begins on Onehunga’s Community Recycling Centre

It’s going to be easier than ever for Aucklanders to re-home their unwanted items when the Onehunga Community Recycling Centre opens later this year.

Waste 4 Feb 2021

Back to Enviroschool for Auckland children

More than 280 Auckland schools are on an Enviroschools sustainability journey to explore and act for our environment.

Waste 3 Feb 2021

Back to school for hungry worms

Worm bins are a popular option for schools aiming to reduce their waste. That’s why Auckland Council has awarded 66 schools with Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF) grants to help them get composting.

Waste 29 Jan 2021

Palm Beach – find a new home for your unwanted items

Waiheke Local Board is encouraging Palm Beach residents to get in now and reserve their place for an annual inorganic waste collection before bookings close at midnight on 22 March.

Waste 28 Jan 2021

Love Food Hate Waste grants available

Auckland Council is giving grants of $500 to $5000 to help Aucklanders reduce their food waste.

Waste 26 Jan 2021

Inorganic service meets community need

Bookings are now open for your household inorganic collection service.

Waste 21 Jan 2021

Refill your water bottle to save money

Almost every block in the Auckland city centre has a water fountain or a place that will refill your water bottle for free.

Environment 18 Jan 2021

Illegal dumping cleared from Weiti River

Litter was discovered and removed from underneath a small concrete dock accessible only by a rough narrow informal walkway or by boat.

Environment 15 Jan 2021

Sustainable summer holiday waste tips

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bach, or having the family round to your place, use these simple tips to avoid excess waste over the holidays.

Waste 15 Jan 2021

Make sure these 10 items go in your recycling bin every time

Take the test and find out what items should always go in your recycling bin.

Waste 11 Jan 2021

Zero waste innovators get funding boost

Collectively, WMIF grant recipients will receive $649,256 for a range of projects designed to promote waste minimisation and reduce waste going to landfill.

Christmas 22 Dec 2020

Five ways to recycle your Christmas tree

What's the right way to throw out your Christmas tree?