Grants of up to $50,000 are available for ideas to reduce waste. They are open for the month of September and reward innovation. More than $2.6 million has been allocated to more than 280 projects since April 2013. No idea is too big or small. Apply at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/wmif or email aucklandwastefund@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.