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Reusable cloth bag giveaway in Upper Hutt back by popular demand

The Upper Hutt community is being encouraged to “refuse plastic and reuse the bag” this August by avoiding single-use plastic bags and choosing more sustainable alternatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 JUL 2017—A reusable bag giveaway in Upper Hutt during August will encourage shoppers and retailers to use an alternative to regular plastic shopping bags… Read more »

Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 now available online

Cover page image from the Annual Plan 2017-2018

The Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 28 June 2017 and became operative from 1 July 2017. During March and April we consulted with the community about three new, proposed projects and one new, proposed policy amendment—all of which received majority support for inclusion in this Annual Plan. This… Read more »

SeatSmart: Upper Hutt collection site opens

An Upper Hutt collection site has now opened at Wallaceville Playcentre at 52 Ward Street, Trentham. They will be accepting expired or damaged seats Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 12.00 pm. There is a $10 fee per seat to cover recycling costs. The Playcentre has a strong focus on the environment. Children are… Read more »

New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. For more… Read more »

Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »

First week of recycling station trial delivers mixed results

  The first week of the 12 month recycling station trial in Upper Hutt has produced mixed results. The response from Upper Huttites to the station has been largely positive, with many residents choosing to use the station, which we are very proud of. It is wonderful to see such commitment to our environment. However,… Read more »

Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt’s new rates-funded recycling station is opening on Tuesday 24 January. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2017—In response to public demand, Council will begin a recycling station trial in Park Street, Upper Hutt from next Tuesday. Council provided the rates-funded facility as part of its Annual Plan for 2016 – 2017. The recycling… Read more »

Bylaws review opens for consultation

Council is consulting on the review of five of Upper Hutt’s bylaws. The bylaws relate to the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees; Prevention of Vegetation Fires; Traffic; Community Facilities and Solid Waste. Our bylaws are important as they help to keep our community safe and protect us from nuisance. As a member of our… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s recycling drop-off station set to open in January 2017

Council is pleased to advise that the contract for building and servicing the recycling drop off station has been awarded to Waste Management. Waste Management is currently constructing the drop-off unit and Council is preparing the site for installation. We anticipate the station being open to the public for use in January. For more information,… Read more »

Silverstream Landfill closed

From Hutt City Council’s Facebook page Silverstream Landfill will not open until this Saturday November 19, following the removal of approximately 70 trees blocking access to the site. Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will continue as per usual this week. Read more »