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Defence Force volunteers clean up Laxon Esplanade Reserve

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council’s Laxon Esplanade Reserve in Ōtara has been given a real facelift after more...

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AUT students highlight food waste issues for young Kiwis

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

AUT students were caught off guard by human-sized fruits and vegetables running around the cit...

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Aotea Great Barrier Island gets a community recycling centre

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

A new community recycling and reuse centre will soon open on Aotea – the sixth to open across Auckland, as part of Auckland Council’s Resource Recovery Network.

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No single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Make sure you pack a reusable bag when leaving home to avoid being caught bagless as the ban on single-use plastic bags come to effect on 1 July 2019.

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Retailers urged not to landfill leftover plastic bags

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

With the plastic bag ban coming into force on Monday, retailers are being urged not to landfill any leftover lightweight shopping bags. Landfilling leftover bags is a waste of resources.

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New stormwater works project underway on Waiheke

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters announced today that new stormwater works are due to get underway on Tahi Road, Ostend Road, Tawaipareira Reserve and the Waiheke Refuse Transfer Station to improve the stormwater network.

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Bin or bags – time to make your choice

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Now that the new roadside rubbish collection service has been launched on Aotea Great Barrier Island, Auckland Council is encouraging the local community to make sure they have either bags or a bin ready for when the changes take full effect on Monday, 5 August 2019. There will be no changes to the roadside recycling collection service.

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Join the 'refillution' at Auckland Council Libraries and Pools and Leisure Centres

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council is proud to join the ‘refillution’ with selected libraries and all pools and leisure centres registering as official ‘RefillNZ Stations’ – places where people are welcome to stop in and refill their reusable water bottles for free, no questions asked.

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Single-use medical devices get another lease on life

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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

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Looming paper recycling issues require an urgent onshore solution

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council is keen to undertake an in-depth feasibility study to find a solution for New Zealand’s looming paper and cardboard recycling crisis, as a matter of urgent priority. In recognition of the need for a coordinated national approach, there is support for urgent action from local authorities across New Zealand.

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