Posts Tagged ‘ recycling ’

Waste busters wanted

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

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.

Oh rubbish!

May 5th, 2018 | By

We pay good money for every single item we later consign to the rubbish or recycling bin, often fast and with very little thought.

Sometimes we will have used a product for as little as a few minutes, for example, the ubiquitous and problematic plastic shopping bag, which can have a life as short as 12 minutes – from supermarket check-out to our home.

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.

Feedback wanted on rubbish, recycling

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The Waikato District Council is seeking feedback on its draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).

The plan intends to focus on the avoidance, reduction and minimisation of waste, and to make use of opportunities created from resource recovery.

Targets include increasing the diversion of per capita kerbside material by 10 per cent and reducing per capita kerbside rubbish to landfill by 5 per cent.

Clean up crew nabs litter

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s eco warriors have continued to wage war on litter around the school block.

Just before they headed off on holiday and in recognition of Clean Up New Zealand week a clean up crew took to the streets for an end of term tidy up.

They filled three quarters of a large wheelie bin with recyclable objects and the same again with waste.

Taylor takes rubbish prize

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

It’s Plastic Free July and we can think of no better example of rubbish reduction than Annette Taylor of our sister site Number 8 Network.

“I might well put out a rubbish bag this week, the first in over a year,” writes Annette, editor of Number 8 Network.

“When Waikato District Council introduced changes to its collection a friend [that would be me: Tamahere Forum Ed] challenged us to a little friendly rubbish rivalry – who could produce the least amount of trash.

School warriors clean up

Jun 7th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s eco warriors have been waging war against rubbish around the school block.

Recently, the dynamic group set off along Wiremu Tamihana Drive with their wheelie bins to carry out the term’s block clean up. Their efforts were well rewarded.

They filled a large bin with recyclable items such as glass and plastic bottles.

Smashed the trash

Aug 29th, 2016 | By

Since the new era of less waste, more recycling dawned two months ago some Waikato people have gone to extraordinary lengths to reduce their trash.
The Waikato District Council has no idea how people’s efforts are going district-wide but if even some are doing as well as Gordonton woman Annette Taylor the flow to landfill will have been cut considerably.
Taylor, editor of Number8Network, says her top tip for reducing rubbish is … to get a jar.

Waste tips for parents

Jul 13th, 2016 | By

The nationally renowned ‘Nappy Lady’, Kate Meads, is to run two waste free parenting workshops later this month – part of the Waikato district’s moves to more recycling, less waste.

At Meads’ workshops parents and parents-to-be receive tips on what they can do to reduce their home’s waste output as well as introducing them to waste free alternatives to expensive disposable products.

“Cloth nappies are part of what we promote through our education but the workshop is about so much more than nappies,” said Meads who has run the 2 1/2 hour workshop in 35 districts throughout New Zealand.

New rubbish era dawns

Jun 27th, 2016 | By

This week marks the last rubbish collection before Tamahere residents need to use a pre-paid sticker on all bags for them to be picked up.

The new system comes into effect on Friday, July 1, just a day after Thursday’s regular rubbish day in Tamahere.

A number of retailers have been added to the list of those stocking the pre-paid stickers, including most supermarkets that serve the area.

Rubbish talk at meeting

Jun 7th, 2016 | By

The low-down on changes to rubbish and recycling services will be given at June’s Tamahere Community Committee meeting.

Locals interested in the changes, which start on July 1, are invited to find about them first hand by attend the committee’s meeting on Monday, June 13, 7.30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre.

The Waikato District Council’s Less Waste Saves More project team, will give be giving a presentation to the committee.