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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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Get funding for your zero waste idea

Published: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Auckland Council has deferred the April 2020 round of Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund grants due to COVID-19.

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Hazardous waste sparks recycling truck fires

Published: Monday 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.

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Become a hydration hero with Auckland Council

Published: Thursday 13 February 2020

The best drink choice on every front has got to be tap water – it’s refreshing, good for our bodies, easy to find, and better for the environment if we use a refillable drink bottle and avoid single-use plastic drink bottles.

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Waiheke winning on diverting inorganic waste from landfill

Published: Thursday 13 February 2020

Auckland Council’s inorganic collection service is proving popular with Waiheke Islanders this season.

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Aotea locals face landfill capacity challenges

Published: Monday 10 February 2020

In a bid to drastically reduce the amount of waste going to landfill on Aotea / Great Barrier...

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Last chance to have your say on the government waste levy consultation

Published: Friday 31 January 2020

With the Government’s consultation on changes to the waste levy due to close on Monday 3 February, Auckland Council is encouraging Aucklanders to have their say.

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Kick start the new decade with a pledge to recycle right

Published: Friday 24 January 2020

Around 15 per cent of items found in the average Aucklander’s kerbside rubbish bin are recyclable materials that could be given another life.

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