Waste busters wanted

Aug 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, Our Patch

Got a clever idea to reduce or eliminate rubbish, recycling or waste?

There is no such place as “away”. As in throwing trash away.

But there are many ways to meet zero waste and there are plans for the Tamahere community to become a leader in the field.

Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech and the Tamahere Community Committee are working with the Waikato District Council on initiatives to introduce and champion waste minimisation.

“We are looking for any interested people in the Tamahere community who would like to become involved in exploring what we can do locally and take a leadership role in making it happen,” Bech said.

“It’s a community initiative and will be on an unpaid, volunteer basis.”

Any initiative would not displace the kerbside collection of the green recycling bins, Bech said.

“But as a community we think we can do more as waste becomes a greater and greater issue for us all.”

If interested please contact Cr Bech on aksel.bech@waidc.govt.nz

Size of the problem

Each of us in the Waikato district generate 750kg of waste every year and it has been growing year on year, according to a recent report assessing the district’s waste.

Across the district a total of 52,182 tonnes of waste is dumped in landfills each year.

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One Comment to “Waste busters wanted”

  1. Margaret says:

    Re wastebusters Tamahere
    As the partner of a renal patient and someone who recently died after a slow decline I am horrified at the medical plastics waste.
    We know that Wailato District is working on the problem as a. One of their staff replied to an email about the problem six months ago to tell us about the renal outer envelope disposal initiative in Auckland. B. When af Raglan we can take these to the Extreme Waste site for disposal.
    It would be great to have these options in the wider Waikato also.

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