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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.

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.

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.

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 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.