Recycling and waste

Book cover of Wood pallet projectsEach year we throw away a lot of stuff which could be recycled or composted instead.

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What you can do

Rubbish and recycling
Links to all Christchurch City Council services and information to do with rubbish, recycling and waste disposal. From 2009 the Christchurch City Council rubbish collection scheme includes an organics collection which can take prunings, cuttings, lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, branches and cut flowers.
Bokashi Composting
Bokashi bins are a system for recycling most kitchen organics (not bones or liquids).
Worm Farming
Turn food scraps into fertilizer. Easy and fun and can be done indoors or outdoors. Information on how to start worm composting from the Christchurch City Council. [331KB PDF]
Waste Minimisation
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