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: (♥  marks local services) Recycling – now Online ♥ Facebook – Eastbourne Community Noticeboard and Eastbourne Buy / Swap / Sell – these are Facebook groups, you can give away stuff on either, or sell on the Buy / Sell group. Group membership required. Spare / excess food ♥ Excess garden produce, shelf stable or tinned food – in the Community Fridge down the driveway at St Ronan’s church (no meat, dairy, opened or expired food) – let people know on Eastbourne Community Notice Board on Facebook if you can – especially forRead More →