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Rethinking recycling and rubbish

Managing rubbish and recycling is not easy. With more and more of us creating an increased amount of waste, it is becoming clearer that we need to rethink what we buy and how we get rid of what we don’t need. Council’s focus is on education – making sure we know the impacts of our choices – and getting rid of what we don’t need in the best way possible, environmentally and financially.

Just one thing . . .

waste seagullsIf everyone – and there is almost 71,000 of us in Hastings – saved one piece of rubbish from going into the bin every day, by the end of the year there would be 26 million fewer bits of trash in the landfill!

That’s just one thing – imagine if we all kept two out; and it is not even hard. It is a change of mindset: Swap to a washable takeaway coffee cup; ban straws from your home; remember to take your reusable shopping bag; put a worm farm and/or compost in your back yard. We dare you! Check out the Kitchen Waste page for more information.

The direction we are taking as a community is driven by the Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) adopted by both the Hastings and Napier councils in late 2018 after two years of public consultation. The plan is required to be reviewed every six years.

On these pages you will find out all you need to know about recycling and rubbish in Hastings – including which day yours is collected.

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