Hastings District Council is one of 22 Council’s around the country that supports the national Waste Exchange. The recycling initiative began in 1999 and is coordinated by the Waikato Regional Council.
The online service has recently undergone a revamp and a new push has begun to get more businesses to sign up and increase public awareness of the recycling operation. The exchange aims to be a one stop shop where businesses can list unwanted material and all members of the community can access the reusable material and find information about local recyclers.
Over 900 businesses have signed up to the Waste Exchange which will help improve their waste management and minimisation programmes.