Paper and cardboard recycling collected from kerbside in Auckland will resume as normal for May, as Auckland Council has now been able to secure an overseas market for up to 4,000 tonnes of mixed paper and cardboard. The markets are volatile, but we will keep you updated.
Whilst we are pleased it won't now be sent to landfill, we still suggest using it at home wherever you can, as sending it overseas for recycling has a big ecological footprint!
Take the advice of Alexandra and her pet sheep: compost it together with your kitchen scraps, line garden beds with it or make crafts, make paper clay, mini journals or use it for building activities with kids.... there are so many uses! Or if you have a wood burner, use it to light your fire over winter.
We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.