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Hazardous waste sparking recycling truck fires

Published: 24 February 2020

Gas cooker canisters, lighter fluid cans, or a motor vehicle cambelt wrapped around a packer mechanism are the probable culprits in another recycling truck fire last week.  Auckland Council is again warning Aucklanders of the dangers truck blazes pose to waste contractor employees, nearby traffic, and passing pedestrians.

Back to school for hungry worms

Published: 24 February 2020

Worm bins are a popular option for schools aiming to reduce their waste. That’s why Auckland Council has awarded 54 schools with Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF) grants to help them get composting.

Protecting kauri on Auckland's North Shore

Published: 21 February 2020

Nine new hygiene stations have recently been installed in parks across the Kaipātiki Local Board area on Auckland’s North Shore to protect kauri, with a further seven planned to go in next month.

Auckland Council reduces water usage

Published: 19 February 2020

In line with water conservation efforts across the region, Auckland Council is exploring ways to reduce use of water at its facilities across the region to make savings where savings are possible.

Dutch elm disease hits Pukekohe elms

Published: 17 February 2020

Dutch elm disease has affected a small number of trees in Pukekohe. They will be removed to prevent the disease from spreading.