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 RTSs; Blackbridge on the way to Haumoana, and Henderson Road in Flaxmere.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

A hazardous substance is any substance that may be explosive, flammable, able to oxidise, corrosive, toxic or eco-toxic. Most of us use hazardous substances every day at home and at work. Unwanted hazardous substances should not be disposed of with general rubbish - the annual Hazmobile collection is a safe and easy way to dispose of such waste.

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 lide
  • 35 newspapers
  • 1 container such as an old pot or bucket

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