Waste in Hawke’s Bay is increasing - find out more about how you can help reduce waste in the region.
New Zealanders throw away 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish every year. If we were to measure this in 9 tonne buses it would equate to 400,000 buses of rubbish – that’s more than 1000 buses every day.
New Zealand households can reduce the amount of rubbish they throw away and increase recycling.
Land is considered to be contaminated when hazardous substances are considered to be present at levels above background levels and they are likely to pose an immediate or long term risk to human health or the environment.
For further information on the HazMobile or safe alternatives to hazardous household products check with your local council.
Some of the largest volumes of waste farm plastic are silage wrap and empty agrichemical containers.
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council operates a free collection and disposal service for unwanted agrichemicals in the Hawke’s Bay region.