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Recycling truck blazes on the rise

Published: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Auckland Council is appealing to Aucklanders to do the right thing when they need to dispose o...

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Aotea / Great Barrier Island summer waste service closing soon

Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020

As the peak summer holiday season draws to a close, Auckland Council is reminding visitors and boaties to the island that the summer pop-up waste drop-off service at Port Fitzroy will close after Saturday, 1 February.

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Turn over a new leaf

Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020

Summer is a great time to start your home composting routine. If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases. Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins.

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Swap plastic bottles for reusable ones and join the 'refillution'

Published: Thursday 16 January 2020

Wai Auckland and RefillNZ are joining forces to help make tap water the most convenient choice for Aucklanders.

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Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Published: Sunday 12 January 2020

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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Upcycling tips from Auckland Council

Published: Wednesday 8 January 2020

There are many great options for keeping your unwanted items out of landfill. Parul Sood, Auckland Council’s General Manager for Waste Solutions, offers these tips to make it easy for you to do the right thing when you are done de-cluttering.

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Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Throughout summer, Auckland’s parks, beaches and Hauraki Gulf islands are flooded with day-tri...

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Six benefits of Bokashi

Published: Wednesday 1 January 2020

If you’re looking for an easy, non-stinky way to manage your food scraps then Bokashi may be t...

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Beating Auckland’s summer waste spike

Published: Tuesday 31 December 2019

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

Published: Monday 23 December 2019

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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