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Waste 22 Dec 2020

Auckland's waste collection heroes

Celebrating some of the times our waste collectors went above and beyond in a difficult year.

Waste 16 Dec 2020

Love your leftovers this holiday season

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

Summer 16 Dec 2020

Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

To keep our public spaces beautiful, Auckland Council is encouraging everyone to put litter in its place while out and about.

Environment 14 Dec 2020

Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Auckland Council is appealing to boaties and leisure craft users to be waste-wise on the water this summer to conserve our oceans and coastlines.

Waste 8 Dec 2020

Litter bins on Aotea and reaching zero waste

In July 2019, Auckland Council rolled out a range of new waste services on Aotea / Great Barrier Island as the first step towards achieving the target set out in the Tikapa Moana Hauraki Gulf Islands Waste Plan of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

Waste 8 Dec 2020

Aotea / Great Barrier Island summer waste service closing soon

The summer pop-up waste drop-off service at Port Fitzroy will close after Saturday, 1 February.

Environment 8 Dec 2020

New summer waste services for Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board appeals to summer visitors and boaties to plan carefully and think about their waste before they arrive.

Waste 8 Dec 2020

Kerbside bin collections over the summer holidays

Kerbside bin collection dates will change during the summer holidays. Check here for more information.

Waste 3 Dec 2020

Upgrade to recycling facility keeps plastics in NZ

New optical sorting equipment, installed in Auckland Council’s Visy recycling facility, will keep more plastic recycling in New Zealand instead of relying on international markets, Auckland Council announced today.

Waste 1 Dec 2020

A recipe for success in Papatoetoe

From the outside, the Papatoetoe Food Hub looks like a simple community garden with a food truck. But, behind the scenes is a revolutionary approach to how we dine, that sits at the nexus of zero waste and easy access to fresh food.

Waste 27 Nov 2020

Bins before breakfast – upcoming changes to waste collection

New collection routes might mean an earlier bin pick up for your house.

Waste 27 Nov 2020

Careless waste disposal sparks fires

Hazardous gas cooker canisters and lithium batteries are on the rise in rubbish and recycling trucks in Auckland and causing fires at the Transfer Station as these materials are dumped.

Waste 12 Nov 2020

An oasis in Ōtara

The Ōtara Kai Village group works with retailers and manufacturers to support locals and redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste.

Waste 12 Nov 2020

Illegal dumping turns green waste business red

A gardening business owner whose trucks were repeatedly dumping green waste in various sites around Auckland has been ordered to pay up by Waitākere District Court.

Waste 23 Oct 2020

Building the path to zero waste

Construction and demolition feedback on waste minimisation

Waste 22 Oct 2020

Auckland Council encourages phase-out of worthless plastics

Eliminating hard to recycle single use plastics would be a win for our environment