Hurunui Council provides a free education and awareness raising programme, which is Hurunui specific, interactive and through it pupils, teachers, staff and the community can learn the following.
- How to reduce waste at source i.e. home, school and work.
- How to re-use and recycle resources.
- How to compost all garden and food waste including building a worm farm and on-going health checks!
- Wise purchasing choices and litter free lunches - making beeswax wraps and boomerang bags.
- How waste and recycling is managed in Hurunui.
- Upcycling projects run.
- How to support the national Love Food, Hate Waste campaign.
- Local information is provided including what to put in the recycling bag, services available at transfer stations and the extra recycling programmes available.
We are happy to provide the following.
- Curriculum support and resources for teachers and community groups on recycling and waste minimisation. Classroom and group teaching sessions.
- Advice on conducting a waste audit and can provide support to undertake audits.
- Assistance to establish systems to enable a school wide approach to recycling.
- On-going checks on recycling in schools, pre-schools and community groups to support reduce, re-use and recycling.
- Provide guided tours of Amberley transfer station by prior arrangement.
For details on the education programme, contact the Council on 03 314 8816
One Planet E-Book
The One Planet eBook offers a range of information and links on waste and is funded by the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee.
It provides information local information, global implications and the importance of everyone helping to divert waste from landfill.