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Environment 2 Jan 2023

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 28 Dec 2022

Waste and litter-busting tips

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

Environment 23 Dec 2022

Public holiday rubbish and recycling collection reminder

Over the holiday season, rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections will be one day later than usual after a public holiday - with some exceptions. 

Waste 6 Dec 2022

Batteries put in household recycling or rubbish key cause of truck fires

Hazardous waste items, namely batteries, put into household rubbish or recycling for collection are causing a rising number of fires in rubbish and recycling trucks in the Auckland region.

Environment 5 Dec 2022

Sustainable 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 29 Nov 2022

Building waste recycling success – more than 90 per cent diverted from landfill

A New Lynn construction site has successfully diverted an impressive 90 per cent-plus of its construction and demolition waste from landfill. Auckland Council worked with Unitec’s Environmental Solutions Research Centre (ESRC) and developer Bento...

Waste 17 Nov 2022

Join the zero-waste journey

Reduce, reuse, recycle and play your part in Auckland’s waste-free future by taking advantage of Community Recycling Centres, as well as the upcoming food scrap collection.

Cleaning up our environment 4 Nov 2022

Eighty Zero Waste heroes celebrated at awards

Those inspired to reduce waste recognised.

Waste 2 Nov 2022

Kerbside food scraps collection one step closer

The 2023 launch of the Auckland-wide food scraps collection has reached a major milestone with the opening of the facility where the food scraps will be processed for beneficial reuse. 

Waste 11 Oct 2022

The great spring clean family adventure

Spring is the season of fresh beginnings, which makes it the perfect time to have a good clean-out. Even better, take the kids to a community recycling centre and make it a classic Kiwi weekend of family fun.

Environment 6 Oct 2022

Don’t be a dumper – help protect our environment

Illegal dumping is damaging the environment as well as being an eyesore and the council is asking people to do the right thing and dispose of their waste properly.

No 5 lucky number in plastic recycling
Waste 12 Sep 2022

Trial underway to give large plastic items a new life

Unwanted plastics to get a second life

Waste 12 Sep 2022

Trial underway to give large plastic items a new life

Large unwanted plastic items are being given a new life in a recycling trial underway in Auckland.

Cleaning up our environment 29 Jul 2022

Auckland welcomes first Māori/Pasifika operated Community Recycling Centre

Residents who live in Onehunga and its neighbouring suburbs can now do their part to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Waste 29 Jul 2022

Nominations now open for 2022 zero waste awards

Who is your zero waste hero? Nominations for this year’s awards are open during August.

Waste 14 Jul 2022

Grants for zero-waste champions up for grabs

Have you got a clever idea for cutting waste? Auckland Council is offering grants of up to $50,000 as part of the annual Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.