Hutt City Council have a green waste collection for garden (but not household) organic waste. Point Howard Community Garden takes compost, garden is located just past the Playcentre opposite 10 Ngaumatau Road, Point Howard . Free Tree Chip Mulch Where? 509 Muritai Road (extreme southern end – after Bus Barn – before Burdan’s Gate). Just help yourself. For homes and schools. Not for on-selling. What? Tree chip is the by-product of tree management (pruning, felling) a chopped-up mix of fresh leaves, bark and wood. Why? An organic mulch (e.g. tree chip) works like a blanket. It buffers soil temperature extremes, conserves soil water and suppresses weeds. It alsoRead More →

Eastern Bays recycling options

There are other recycling opportunities in Eastbourne, and the potential for more: Note – there are clothing donation containers in the car park at the wharf end of Rimu Street. Recycling – now Plastics (1,2,5), glass, aluminium  steel cans, paper/cardboard, green waste HCC services Bunnings (plastic plant pots) Kitchen waste/compost Point Howard Community Garden drop-off Metals – there are scrap metal companies in Seaview – St Ronans Church is trialing a metal recycling scheme (fundraising) – METALS bin in car port 234 Muritai Road, Eastbourne. Your Hutt City Council yellow-lid recycling bin will take only aluminium cans and steel cans. All other reject metal itemsRead More →