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Waste 14 Aug 2020

Paper recycling resumes in Auckland

Paper and cardboard recycling processing in Auckland will resume as normal for May, as Auckland Council has been able to secure an overseas market for up to 4000 tonnes of mixed paper and cardboard materials.

Waste 7 Aug 2020

10 ways to say goodbye to plastics

Plastic Free July may have finished but there are always plenty of opportunities to take on the challenge of reducing our use of plastic.

Waste 7 Aug 2020

Auckland welcomes a $10 million investment in new zero waste infrastructure

Auckland Council welcomes the Ministry for the Environment announcement of $10.67 million for improvements to the Community Recycling Centres as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland region.

Waste 5 Aug 2020

Grants available to kick-start your Zero Waste project

Applications are open for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.

Waste 4 Aug 2020

Breaking new ground on zero waste

New Zealand’s first large-scale anaerobic digestion facility began construction today in Reporoa with a blessing of the land by Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa.

Waste 21 Jul 2020

Old tyres cost illegal dumper $860 in court

A man who illegally dumped 12 tyres on a west Auckland roadside has been prosecuted and required to pay more than $800 in fines, clean-up fees and court costs following an investigation by Auckland Council.

Waste 15 Jul 2020

Auckland Council welcomes Government funding for recycling infrastructure

$124 million investment good news for environment and economy.

Pest Free Hauraki Gulf 6 Jul 2020

Waiheke summer waste barge service closing soon

The summer waste barge service moored at Man O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, will close on Friday, 7 February 2020, after Waitangi Day.

Environment 6 Jul 2020

Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service returns to Waiheke

Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service is returning to Waiheke Island to help boaties dispose of their waste and keep Auckland's Waitematā Harbour beautiful.

Waste 30 Jun 2020

Plastic Free July 2020: sign up now

Ditch those single-use plastics and join the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge.

Environment 24 Jun 2020

Countdown to new Community Resource Recovery Park opening

Next week, Waiheke will start ushering in a new waste minimisation and resource recovery era on the island. The Waiheke Zero Waste Partnership – made up of the local Waiheke branch of AIM Services and local community organisations, Island Waste Collective (IWC) and Clean Island (CI) – will operate new waste and resource recovery services, in partnership with Auckland Council.

Waste 9 Jun 2020

The cost of recycling contamination

Wishcycling – chucking something in the recycling bin and hoping it will be recycled – is a bigger problem than most people realise.

Waste 21 May 2020

Matakana Greenswappers keep their neighbours fed during lockdown

Greenswappers keep their neighbours fed during lockdown with 141 kg of free local produce.

Waste 19 May 2020

Aotea / Great Barrier Island's Anamata Shop, the home of reuse, has moved

The Anamata Shop – home to the best of the island's upcycling and reusable household items – re-opened today in a new location at 66b Gray Road.

Waste 19 May 2020

Auckland household waste volumes up during lockdown

Glass recycling up 26 per cent in April, and 66 extra double-decker buses of waste went to landfill.

Environment 16 Mar 2020

Zero waste from head to tail

The Kai Ika project is meeting the high demand for fish by using meat that was otherwise going to waste.