Inorganics collection is back again
The inorganics collection is back.
It’s that time of year again in South Auckland.
Time to go through the piles of broken and unwanted stuff in our homes and clear it out for the Auckland Council inorganic collection.
The process is the same as last year, with households needing to book if we want our inorganics to be collected.
And the closing dates are approaching fast for some suburbs.
I’d recommend you go online or phone the Council as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
As with last year, we can only put out 1m3 of inorganics, to be left inside our properties on the day of collection.
The new process creates a few challenges for some of us, so let’s help our friends, family and neighbours to take advantage of the system.
Last year, quite a few households missed their collection, for one reason or another.
But I heard lots of stories of people helping each other out by sharing space in piles that weren’t full, and by giving away items that were unwanted but still usable.
This year, Neighbourly has set up a page especially for this purpose.
The inorganics collection is a great time of year to reflect on how much rubbish we’re creating in our throw-away society. It might be cheap to buy, but do we really need all this stuff?
According to The Story of
Stuff, an unbelievable 99% of everything North Americans buy is trashed within 6 months of sale!
When we consider at all the time spent working and shopping for our stuff, not to mention all the hidden costs to the environment and workers in the production and transporting of it, this is an important question to ask. inorganics collection: https:/ /inorganiccollections.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Inorganic/ InorganicWaste Ph 3010101
2. Donate unwanted reusable goods to charity shops in your area
3. Donate scrap metal and whiteware to Tamaki Sports Academy http://tamakisports.nz/
4. Go to https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/ inorganics to give away reusable unwanted items
5. Upcycle old furniture and material into something new
6. Buy less- go for quality over quantity (try second hand stores)