Rubbish & Recycling

REFUSE TRANSFER STATIONS

A refuse transfer station (RTS) is a place where the public, including businesses and industries, can dispose of their waste. They are a station where refuse is stored prior to its transfer from the city to the rural landfill.

The Hastings district has two Refuse Transfer Stations; Blackbridge on the way to Haumoana, and Henderson Road in Flaxmere.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

A hazardous substance is any substance that may be explosive, corrosive, flammable, able to oxidise, toxic or eco-toxic. INFOGRAPHIC. Most of us use hazardous substances every day at home and at work. 

 

 

ELECTRONIC WASTE

The Hawke's Bay Environment Centre are your one stop shop for disposing of your electronic waste. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is obsolete, broken or end-of-life electrical devices such as computers, fans, phones, printers and televisions.

HOW TO MAKE A WORM FARM

 

Built entirely from reused and recycled materials.

You will require:

·        Old carpet or sack if available (optional)

·        Phone books or old bricks

·        1 piece of corrugated iron - 600mm x 600mm

·        Small piece of plastic silage wrap or similar (eg polythene)

·        3 car tyres of similar size

·        Something suitable as a lid

·        35 newspapers

·        1 container such as an old pot or bucket