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Together we're working toward a Waste Free CHB!

Let’s be Waste Free CHB!

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Have your say on the future of our waste here.

Most of the things we do, buy, and consume generate some form of waste. This not only costs money when we have to throw things away but, if we don’t manage the waste properly, it can also cause problems with the environment and with people’s health.

You have told us that together we need to reduce what is going into our landfill, increase re-use and recycling, raise awareness and education and ensure that our services are practical and affordable.

While Council has a leading role in many aspects of how we manage and minimise waste in the district, we need the support and skills of our communities to deliver on our joint plan and vision of a Waste Free CHB.

Last July, during the development of our current Waste Minimisation Plan, we asked you how you would like to see Central Hawke’s Bay’s waste be managed and minimised across the district.

And as a community, we have identified that we want to:

  • Be committed to minimising waste sent to landfill.
  • Consider, and where appropriate implement, new initiatives and innovative ways to assist in reducing, reusing and recycling wastes.
  • Minimise environmental harm and protect public health.
  • Work in partnership with others.

Behind the scenes, Council have been working to set targets and goals, to directly tackle these issues.

As a community, we’ve set targets to:

  • Increase diversion from landfill to 70% by 2040
  • Increase diversion from landfill to 48% by 2025
  • Increase participation in kerbside recycling services to 60% by 2025

Now, it's time to make it happen. Please take a look through our Waste Free CHB hub for information and tips, and let's be Waste Free CHB!



Waste Free CHB

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Waste Free CHB Events

Council regularly hold events and workshops to help you on your journey to becoming waste free.

Keep checking back here for details of what's coming up, and how you can get involved.

Please call Council's Customer Service for details on how to register for any of our events.

Event Location Date  
Second Hand Sunday

District wide

Sunday 29 November 2020

E-Waste Day
  • Waipukurau Transfer Station
Available to Central Hawke's Bay residents

Sunday 6 December

10am - 2pm

No Commercial waste
Composting Workshop Takapau (location tbc) Sunday 6 December 2020  



Meet Waste Free Wendy!

Wendy Waste Free

Meet Wendy, she's dedicated to helping all of us in Central Hawke's Bay become Waste Free!

You'll see Wendy pop up over the coming months, to provide tips and tricks on how we can divert our waste from landfill.

Kia ora Wendy!




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