Waste education


Classes are available for community groups and schools to learn about waste and our responsibilities to the environment.

Teacher in front of elderly class
Learn what is involved in managing our region's waste resources. Topics include: waste management (including landfill management) recycling litter-free lunches wriggly worms worm farming and composting Waste educators are available to visit both community groups and students in the classroom free of charge. Bookings are essential. Contact us if you would like a council waste educator to visit your classroom or group meeting. Bookings can be made by phoning 131 872. ...
Child placing bottle in recycling bin
Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce costs in waste management as it reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfill. However, the wrong kind of waste (even in small amounts) can contaminate the whole load entering the waste recovery system.  When this happens the entire load can be rejected by the recycler. For example, a broken drinking glass in a tonne of glass can contaminate a ...
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