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19/4/2024

Anzac Day 2024 service updates

25 April 2024

With Anzac Day falling on a Thursday this year (25/04/2024), please see the following list for service updates in your region:


Branches


Ashburton

  • Gantry and Front Load services will not be operating.


Auckland

  • The office will be closed.
  • All services scheduled for collection Thursday 25 April will operate one day later.


Christchurch

  • The office will be closed and Gantry and Huka services will not be operating
  • Wheelie bin & Front Load General Waste and selected High Volume Recycling services will continue to operate as normal
  • All other recycling services scheduled for collection on Thursday 25 April will operate on their next scheduled service day
  • If you require a Recycling collection or an extra collection, please contact our office.


Dunedin

  • The office will be closed
  • Gantry services will not be operating
  • Front Load and Wheelie Bin services will continue to operate as normal.

 

Gisborne

  • The office will be closed
  • All services, Wheelie Bin, Gantry and Portaloo scheduled for collection on Thursday 25 April will operate one day later.

 

Hokitika

  • The office will be closed
  • Services will be operating as normal.


Kapiti

  • The office will be closed
  • No Gantry service on Thursday 25 April
  • All other services will operate as normal.


Masterton

  • The office will be closed
  • No Front Load or Gantry services will operate
  • Wheelie bin services will operate as normal.


Nelson

  • No services will operate on Thursday 25 April.


Otorohanga

  • The office will be closed
  • Front Load and Rear Load services will be operating
  • Our Recycling Centre will be closed.


Palmerston North

  • The office will be closed
  • All services will continue to operate as normal.


Rotorua

  • The office will be closed
  • Gantry services will not be operating
  • Wheelie Bin services will be completed the following day
  • Front Load services will continue to operate as normal.


Taupo

  • The office will be closed
  • Services will continue to operate as normal.


Tauranga

  • The office will be closed
  • Gantry services will not be operating
  • Wheelie Bin and Front Load services will continue to operate as normal.


Timaru

  • All Front Load services will operate as normal
  • Huka services will not be operating.


Tokoroa

  • The office will be closed.
  • Gantry services will not be operating
  • Wheelie Bin and Front Load services will continue to operate as normal.


Waikato

  • Gantry services will operate one day later than your normal scheduled collection day during this week
  • Front Load services will continue to operate as normal
  • Hamilton Commercial & Hamilton Residential Wheelie Bin services will operate as per your normal collection day during this week.
  • Waipa Yellow Bags and Waipa Residential Wheelie Bin services will operate one day later than your scheduled collection day during this week
  • Lincoln Street the Resource Recovery Centre will be open 9am to 4pm.

Whanganui

  • The office will be closed
  • All services will continue to operate as normal.


Wellington

  • The office will be closed
  • All services will continue to operate as normal.



Transfer Stations


Avondale (Patiki) - Auckland

  • The Transfer Station will be open 8am to 4pm.


Mairangi Bay - Auckland

  • The Transfer Station will be open 8am to 4pm.


Onehunga (Pikes Point) - Auckland

  • The Transfer Station will be open 9am to 4pm.


Wiri - Auckland

  • The Transfer Station will be open from 8am to 2pm.


Pukekohe - Franklin

  • The Transfer Station will be closed.


Cambridge - Hamilton

  • The Transfer Station will be open 8am to 5pm.


Te Rapa - Hamilton

  • The Transfer Station will be closed.


Colson Road - New Plymouth

  • The Transfer Station will be closed.


Palmerston North

  • The Transfer Station will be open 9am to 4:30pm.


Maleme - Tauranga

  • The Transfer Station will be open 9am to 5pm.


Te Maunga - Tauranga

  • The Transfer Station will be open 9am to 5pm.


Otaki - Wellington

  • The Transfer Station will be open 9am to 5pm.


Hokitika

  • The Transfer Station will be closed.
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One nation, one approach: the benefits of standardised kerbside recycling

8/8/2023

2 mins read

With the effects of climate change becoming more apparent, New Zealand’s journey towards a low carbon circular economy is more important than ever.


As a business, Enviro NZ provides recycling and collection services for a third of all local councils - that's over half a million households and businesses. As a result, we know better than most that New Zealanders increasingly want to do the right thing with their waste and recycling.


However, the lack of a unified recycling system can often result in confusion and challenges for those who want to keep their materials in circulation. To make things easier, the Government has announced its plans to introduce a national recycling standard in 2024. 


What's changing?

In February 2024, all local councils will adopt a unified approach for household kerbside recycling collections, accepting only the following materials:

  • Plastic 1 (PET) Clear plastic often used for bottles, containers and meat trays
  • Plastic 2 (HDPE) Versatile plastic material often used for milk bottles or shampoo bottles
  • Plastic 5 (PP) Highly recyclable plastic commonly used for ice cream containers, large yoghurt pots and takeaway containers
  • Paper & cardboard Including non-treated cardboard boxes, newspapers and non-treated paper
  • Glass bottles & jars Food and beverage grade bottles and jars only
  • Aluminium and steel tins and cans Such as beverage cans and food tins.


Alongside these materials, there'll be a few important 'best practice' rules that'll help ensure these materials can be safely and properly recycled:

  • Remove all lids when recycling plastic bottles - lids generally cannot be recycled in New Zealand
  • Rinse all food scraps or liquids off your recyclables to prevent contamination
  • Flatten all cardboard, and remember not to fill boxes with other materials
  • Only recycle standard glass bottles and jars – tempered glass found in window and drinking glasses are excluded from kerbside collections.


What are the benefits of standardisation?  When recycling rules vary from one location to another, it can lead to difficulties for consumers and those in the recycling industry. Standardisation will help New Zealand’s recycling industry with consistency, efficiency and communication:


Consistency  With varying regional rules, it can be confusing and difficult to keep track of what can be recycled and where. It's common for people to move between regions or travel within the country, and a lack of consistent rules can lead to mistakes and contamination. A national standard will help New Zealanders develop steady recycling habits, regardless of location.


Efficiency  Recycling involves complex sorting requirements so that materials can be recovered, reused and repurposed. Conflicting regional rules can often make the process difficult for businesses operating nationwide. A centralised, streamlined process simplifies things for national companies, allowing for more efficient diversion. 


Communication  The success of recycling initiatives depends on the correct segregation of different materials at the source. Standardisation of recycling services can enable national-level education and awareness campaigns, ensuring that households are informed about what to recycle, how to recycle, and what happens to their recycling. It also enables the use of different communication modes for better outreach.


By establishing a unified approach, the government is paving the way for more efficient and effective recycling practices, benefiting individuals and businesses nationwide. Enviro NZ's Head of Sustainability, Prashant Praveen, agrees, "Standardisation in recycling is vital for New Zealand as it maximises the environmental impact of our recycling efforts. By establishing clear and unified recycling standards, we can streamline processes, enhance recycling rates, and create a sustainable future for generations to come."

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When it comes to recycling, we all want to play our part in contributing to the circular economy and reducing our waste to landfill. Your standard kerbside recycling is a great way to help keep materials in circulation, but not everything recyclable can be collected in your bin. To help you become a recycling expert, here are five everyday items to keep out of your kerbside collections.

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Recycling 101: five easy best-practice tips

At Enviro NZ, our role is to help our customers and local communities do the right thing by the environment. We aim to not only provide recycling solutions but also to help educate people on the most effective practices for keeping materials in circulation. To help you recycle like a pro, we've gathered five easy best-practice tips to help on your way: