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Managing a million collections

Published: Friday 24 January 2020

The Auckland region sees around 50 million waste collections per year, and the busy summer hol...

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Waiheke summer waste barge service closing soon

Published: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Auckland Council is reminding leisure boat users that the summer waste barge service moored at Man O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, will close on Friday, 7 February 2020, after Waitangi Day.

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Litter bins on Aotea and reaching zero waste

Published: Wednesday 22 January 2020

In July 2019, Auckland Council rolled out a range of new waste services on Aotea / Great Barrier Island as the first step towards achieving the target set out in the Tikapa Moana Hauraki Gulf Islands Waste Plan of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

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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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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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