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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

Waste 13 Oct 2020

Ian Maxwell gets scrappy in Papakura

Auckland Council's Director Executive Programmes has been getting first-hand experience of food scraps collections in Papakura.

Environment 6 Oct 2020

Deconstruction: a blueprint for zero waste

The TROW Group have helped to repurpose 471 tonnes of materials from five major Auckland Council projects.

Waste 1 Oct 2020

Get funding for your zero waste idea

The deadline to apply for funding is 30 September. Send us your zero waste ideas today.

Waste 28 Sep 2020

Tāmaki Makaurau para kore

Programmes grounded in te ao Māori are helping Auckland to go zero-waste with WMIF funding.

Waste 18 Sep 2020

WMIF funding cuts waste and saves money at tool library

Auckland Library of Tools now has more tools for the occasional DIYer thanks to a grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.

Waste 10 Sep 2020

How the construction industry is tackling waste

Council WMIF funds help incubate new ideas to reduce construction and demolition waste from going to landfill.

Waste 10 Sep 2020

Staff applauded after Waiheke asbestos cleanup

Prompt actions by staff at the Waiheke Community Resource Recycling Park are being applauded after asbestos was incorrectly dropped off there.

Waste 10 Sep 2020

All Heart NZ making a tonne of difference

An Auckland charity is working with businesses to redirect their waste and repurpose unwanted items with the help of Auckland Council WMIF funding.

Waste 26 Aug 2020

Funding welcomed for upgrade of Auckland recycling facilities

$16.6 million in funding will allow Auckland to increase its recycling processing capacity by 28 per cent.

Waste 18 Aug 2020

Single-use medical devices get another lease on life

A desire to eliminate the growing environmental and financial waste in New Zealand’s healthcare sector led young engineer, Oliver Hunt, to start Medsalv.