Posts Tagged ‘ waste minimisation ’

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.

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.

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.

Recycling crates to multiply

May 30th, 2016 | By

Additional recycling crates will be delivered to Waikato district households from this month onward as part of the new refuse and recycling services.

The new 55L, teal blue, recycling crates are being handed out as part of a range of measures designed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill in the Waikato district.

From July 1, a user-pays system will also be introduced requiring residents to purchase pre-paid, $1.50 stickers for their refuse bags, with the first retailers to offer the stickers now identified.

Refuse collection to change

Apr 1st, 2016 | By

Tamahere’s refuse and recycling collections will be changing in a few months.

On the less is more principle, the Waikato District Council is introducing measures to encourage us all to reduce, re-use and recycle more.

There is good reason. Each year Waikato communities unnecessarily dump a costly 35,000 tonnes of refuse in landfills.