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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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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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