The Queenstown Lakes District Council will fund the capping of the closed Tucker Beach landfill with $101,800 of unspent money from the waste-management budget. The budget adjustment was approved at a council meeting on Tuesday.
Organisers of the inaugural Waitaki steam junk competition have decided to hold an exhibition of entries, due to the success of the event.
Recycling is now so easy to do in Wanaka, you can even do it in the middle of the night.
Milford Sound has introduced recycling in a bid to cut rubbish heading to the landfill by 75%.
Keeping up with the pace of developing technology is tricky, and getting rid of it when it becomes obsolete is just as problematic.
Recyclable material to the weight of about 8000 family cars was stacked on kerbs by Dunedin residents last year.
Cardboard waiting to be recycled is an eyesore for some locals and visitors.
Dunedin's only private landfill, which provides for the refuse of hundreds of commercial customers and thousands of homes, is filling up fast - and threatening to reduce the lifespan of the Dunedin City Council's own operation at Green Island.
An Otago-wide recycling scheme for tourists is being run again this summer, and this time it comes with a map of recycling centres.
A recycling crate with a lid has been adopted by the Dunedin City Council, but how much it will cost and even its final colour have yet to be determined.
The chairman of the Dunedin City Council's infrastructure services committee has again signalled plans to introduce a new kerbside collection system in Dunedin could be delayed.
A firm that specialises in financing computers in schools has set up a system for getting rid of them when they become obsolete.
Dunedin city councillors have been urged not to tamper with the city's kerbside collection system.
Two options for the future of Dunedin's rubbish and recycling have emerged as the public's favourites - one includes providing a new wheelie bin for every home, the other is the status quo.