How to cut your waste

An illustration showing an inverted triangle showing the waste hierarchy.

There are lots of ways you can do your bit to reduce your household waste. A good place to start is to consider the waste hierarchy.

The waste hierarchy ranks waste management options according to what is best for the environment.  Top priority is given to preventing waste in the first place. Once waste is created, priority is then given to reduce, reuse, recycle, with disposal as a last option.

In 2021, Whangārei District residents sent an average of 589kg of waste to landfill. Let’s try to reduce that figure by trying some of the tips below.

You can use our recycling and disposal guide to help with the reuse, recycling and safe disposal options for everyday products and household items.

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