On average every Waipā household sends 468kg of waste to landfill each year. Reducing your household waste is not only better for the environment but will reduce the amount you pay for rubbish disposal. Making a dent in the rubbish your create is actually pretty easy. Take a look in your own rubbish bin, find out what you are throwing out and see if you can avoid creating that waste in the first place, reduce the amount of waste you create, or can you reuse, repurpose or regift it.
E-waste (electronic waste) is one of the fastest growing types of waste across the world. The good news is it can be recovered - a better option than landfill!
Food and garden waste
We opened up Waipā rubbish bags and found 26% of our rubbish was food waste.
What's piling up in your shed? Check out these services to help with disposing of rural waste.
Ideas, resources, and cases studies to help local businesses with sustainability.