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Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Auckland Council is appealing to boaties and leisure craft users to be waste-wise on the water over the holiday season to conserve our oceans and coastlines.

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Beating Auckland’s summer waste spike

Each year in Auckland, there is a seasonal spike in the amount of waste and recyclables produced between December and February. In January 2019, we created 9 per cent more recyclable materials and generated 6 per cent more rubbish than on an average month.

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The weird and wonderful contents of Aucklanders’ recycling bins

While most Aucklanders do a pretty good job of recycling and putting the right things in their kerbside recycling bin, Auckland Council’s kerbside recycling collection service has turned up some weird and wonderful things over 2019. Everything from dead animals to bottles of chemicals, golf clubs to plastic deck chairs, barbed wire to home appliances, tree stumps to medical waste, prosthetic body parts to firearms and ammunition, flares to Christmas trees, and car parts to Lego.

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