Working towards zero waste in Mt Eden Village – turning waste into valuable resources.

Battery recycling: local recycling stations
We are desperately trying to find a way to continue with this free service. Sony at New Market cannot handle the volume we collect anymore (10-15kg each month) and have asked us to stop using their free drop off. We are hoping that we can get support from council or our local board to find an alternative. Meanwhile we would like to encourage people to continue to collect batteries and drop them off at Sony in Newmarket themselves. We also want to encourage you to make the change to rechargeable batteries if you haven’t already done so.

Hungry bins: taking care of our food waste
A hungry bin was set up at the Mt Eden Village Centre. The centre now offers composting for people that hire the venue and is part of our initiative to work towards zero waste in Mt Eden. The next Hungrybin will be set up at the Community Garden in Poronui St. If you don’t do composting at home and would like a bucket to collect vegetable scraps so you can deliver them to these bins please let us know.

Soft plastic: new recycling station
A big thank you to Les Jones, one of our zero waste group members, for building a frame for our bag to collect soft plastic in our community. Plastic bags and other clean soft plastics  (like gladwrap and soft plastic packaging) can soon be dropped off at one of our local shops. The plastic collected will be recycled in New Zealand and turned into plastic cables.

Coffee grounds:
The coffee grounds from our local cafes are still helping the home gardens of our waste minimisation team. Let us know if you want to join us collecting coffee grounds or in another of these schemes.

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