Find out ways you can reduce your waste in Upper Hutt. It is easy, will save you money, and you will be doing your bit to reduce our impact on the environment.
Links to more information can be found in the Resources and Links section.
Composting your food and garden waste helps to preserve and protect the environment. Find out more about composting and green waste
For small amounts of green waste you could start a compost bin. Larger amounts of vegetation and other material can be taken to:
- Composting New Zealand: Park Street, Upper Hutt 0800 888 200
- Silverstream Landfill: Reynolds Bach Drive
Love Food Hate Waste
We’re helping to reduce food waste in people’s homes. Find out more about Love Food Hate Waste
Waste Free Living
We’re supporting initiatives for waste-free parenting and helping reduce the impact of disposable nappies on our environment. Find out more about waste free parenting.
We’re proud to partner with Orongomai Marae and Para Kore to work toward a goal of zero waste.
The Rubbish Trip
Our friends at The Rubbish Trip have lots of great ideas on ways to reduce waste in your home and in your life.
We’re supporting Ecomailbox, a nationwide scheme to reduce the amount of junk mail that goes in letterboxes. Find out more about Ecomailbox
Zero Waste Events
If you are organising an event or are a member of a committee or club, we can help you to hold an event that will minimise waste and maximise recycling. Find out more about Zero Waste Events
Hazardous waste is anything that could pose a danger to people or to the environment. Find out how to dispose of batteries, e-waste, chemicals and other kinds of hazardous waste as safely as possible.
Construction and Demolition Waste
Waste from construction and demolition (C&D) activities is a large source of waste in New Zealand. We can provide advice on how to reduce C&D waste. Find out more about construction and demolition recycling
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
Find out more about the council’s activities regarding waste minimisation and management. View the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for the Wellington Region
Last updated on 14 Jan 2019