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Waste 3 Mar 2022

Don’t trash Auckland’s recycling

Think before you throw. When people put non-recyclables into the kerbside bin, we all pay the cost.

Waste 1 Mar 2022

Annual Budget Focus: A waste service that works for everyone

Waste recommendations and decisions are guided by the ultimate goal of zero waste.

Council news 1 Mar 2022

Council interim report highlights annual budget challenges

Auckland Council’s interim report for the first six months to the end of December 2021 shows that many of the pressures forecast in our recovery budget are materialising.

Waste 14 Feb 2022

Love food, hate waste? Apply for a grant today

Are you passionate about food and sustainability? Do you have a great initiative on how to reduce food waste in Auckland?

Waste 11 Jan 2022

Zero waste innovators get funding boost

More than thirty organisations and businesses are receiving a boost in funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund

Waste 21 Dec 2021

Love your leftovers this holiday season

Seven simple ways to get a quick new meal everyone will like, using your holiday leftovers.

Environment 21 Dec 2021

Five ways to recycle your Christmas tree

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

Waste 17 Dec 2021

Waiheke welcomes waste-wise visitors

Auckland Council’s tips for managing your waste sustainably

Waste 13 Dec 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.

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.

Environment 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.