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Zero Waste 18 Jul 2024

Repair Café established with help from grant and volunteers

A weekly repair café in central Auckland that gives broken items a new lease of life is being piloted with the help of a $32,800 grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.

Zero Waste 12 Jul 2024

12 ways to reduce waste in Plastic Free July – and beyond

Participating in Plastic Free July is an opportunity for you to help Tāmaki Makaurau stay on track to achieving its zero-waste goal.

Zero Waste 9 Jul 2024

Calling all sustainability champions in Tāmaki Makaurau

Aucklanders are encouraged to nominate an outstanding individual or organisation in their community working towards zero waste.

Waste 2 Jul 2024

Waste Solutions wins on way to zero waste

Auckland Council’s Waste Solution team has been recognised in two separate national award ceremonies.

Zero Waste 7 Jun 2024

Simple solutions to reducing food waste

Fifteen community organisations and businesses in Auckland have successfully secured Love Food Hate Waste grants totalling $60,000.

Waste 23 Apr 2024

Less waste and more resources for DIYers

Warkworth’s Community Recycling Centre opens.

Zero Waste 22 Mar 2024

Devonport CRC launches Zero Waste educational play space for kids

Where most adults see a pile of junk, children see a pile of potential.

Waste 18 Mar 2024

Larger family bins offered with proposed fortnightly rubbish collection

Auckland Council is reassuring larger families that its proposal to move from weekly to fortnightly rubbish collections offers options for larger households to manage their waste needs.

Waste 8 Mar 2024

Changes proposed for Auckland’s waste handling as region moves closer to zero waste target

Changes are being proposed for the way Auckland’s waste is managed in a determined effort to conserve resources, protect our environment and move closer to zero waste by 2040 – it’s now time for Aucklanders to have their say.  

Waste 17 Jan 2024

New standards to recycle right

Auckland residents may need to brush up on their recycling etiquette as new national standards come into effect on 1 February 2024.

Zero Waste 11 Jan 2024

Funding available to cut food waste

The average New Zealand household throws away three shopping trolleys of food every year.

Zero Waste 21 Dec 2023

Funding for zero-waste initiatives secured

Twenty-nine community organisations and businesses are set to receive a total of $609,000 from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF).

Zero Waste 20 Dec 2023

Top three tips to avoid food waste at Christmas

How well do you plan your meals over the holiday season? How much food is left over?

Zero Waste 28 Nov 2023

Recycling 101: the definitive guide

If you’re unsure of what you can or cannot place in your kerbside recycling bin, you’re not alone.

Zero Waste 27 Nov 2023

Auckland diverts 9 million kilos of food scraps from landfill

Aucklanders have kept nine million kilograms of food scraps out of landfill with their new rukenga kai (food scraps) collection service.