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Council’s aim is to ensure sustainable waste management (rubbish collection, disposal and reduction) which protects public health and the environment.
This also means keeping our city clean, tidy and free of litter.
Council’s manages waste collection and disposal, litter collection, closed landfills and waste minimisation programmes:

Our challenge over the next decade is to reduce the waste that has no potential to be reused as a resource (residual waste) to an absolute minimum.

Tauranga City’s Current Waste Statistics

All of Council’s solid waste operations take into consideration the principles of the waste hierarchy: Avoid, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery and Disposal.

Avoidance is the best way to reduce waste. When you are considering purchasing a new item, ask yourself:

  • Do you really need to buy that product? 
  • How will you dispose of the packaging?
  • What will you do with the old one?
  • Can it be composted?
  • Can someone else use it?
Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - it all starts with your shopping habits.

Last Reviewed: 29/07/2014