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Plastic Free July 2020 - Join the challenge

Published: Wednesday 1 July 2020

Ditch those single-use plastics and join the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge. Last July, over a quarter of a million New Zealanders took part in this daily act to swap single use plastics for other solutions. Plastic is part of every room in the home. This July, we’re encouraging Auckland Council staff to look at some simple swaps for their kitchen, bathroom and laundry to eliminate single-use plastic from their daily lives.

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Countdown to new Community Resource Recovery Park opening

Published: Wednesday 24 June 2020

On 1 July, Waiheke will start ushering in a new waste minimisation and resource recovery era on the island. The Waiheke Zero Waste Partnership – made up of the local Waiheke branch of AIM Services and local community organisations, Island Waste Collective (IWC) and Clean Island (CI) – will operate new waste and resource recovery services, in partnership with Auckland Council.

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Closure of Waiheke Island Transfer Station

Published: Tuesday 16 June 2020

Auckland Council advises that the Waiheke Island Transfer Station will be closed to the public...

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Recycling contamination costs

Published: Tuesday 9 June 2020

Wishcycling – chucking something in the recycling bin and hoping it will be recycled – is a bigger problem than most people realise.

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New recycling wheelie bins on their way for Waiheke

Published: Monday 8 June 2020

Changes to Auckland Council’s roadside waste collection services on Waiheke are now underway....

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Waste volumes increase in lockdown

Published: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Glass recycling up 26% in April, and 66 extra double decker buses of waste went to landfill.

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Aotea’s Anamata Shop, the home of reuse, has moved

Published: Monday 18 May 2020

The Anamata Shop – home to the best of Aotea’s upcycling and reusable household items – re-ope...

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Recycling update May 2020

Published: Wednesday 6 May 2020

Paper recycling resumes in May but some mixed plastics are going to landfill.

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COVID-19 impacts overseas fibre recycling market

Published: Wednesday 6 May 2020

Kerbside recycling services are not affected and continue as normal

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Matakawau recycling drop-off station closure

Published: Sunday 29 March 2020

With communities being asked to stay home and self-isolate, Auckland Council has made the decision to close the recycling drop-off station at Matakawau on the Āwhitu Peninsula.

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