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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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New resource recovery and waste services coming to Waiheke in 2020

Published: Friday 20 December 2019

Auckland Council has entered into an agreement for new resource recovery and waste services on Waiheke Island with Amenities and Infrastructure Maintenance (AIM) Services. The new services are designed to drive transformation in the way that the island manages its waste to achieve the community’s vision of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

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Churchill Fellowship awarded to council's waste specialist

Published: Friday 13 December 2019

Auckland Council’s Senior Waste Planning Advisor for Construction and Demolition Waste, Mark Roberts, has been awarded a 2019 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship and will be travelling to North America to investigate how community-led deconstruction hubs successfully divert construction and demolition waste materials from landfill for beneficial use.

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Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service returns to Waiheke

Published: Friday 13 December 2019

Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service is returning to Waiheke Island to help boaties dispose of their waste and keep Auckland's Waitematā Harbour beautiful.

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$476,040 in new funding for Auckland waste minimisation projects

Published: Thursday 12 December 2019

Thirty-three community organisations and businesses have got a boost in funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF).

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New summer waste services for Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Published: Friday 6 December 2019

As Kiwis and overseas visitors begin to finalise their holiday plans, the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board is appealing to those that have the island on their ‘must visit’ list for the summer to plan carefully and think about their waste before they arrive.

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Auckland Council welcomes Government waste levy consultation announcement

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Auckland Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement today by Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon Eugenie Sage, to increase funding support for waste minimisation initiatives and address New Zealand’s burgeoning waste challenge.

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AUT students highlight food waste issues for young Kiwis

Published: Friday 25 October 2019

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

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Waiheke, it’s time to book your inorganic collection

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Bookings are now open on Waiheke Island for Auckland Council’s inorganic service. Collections will take place from November 2019 to May 2020.

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Procurement Monday kicks off Recycling Week

Published: Monday 21 October 2019

Today marks the start of Recycling Week NZ 2019 and Auckland Council is getting behind the nat...

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