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Our district is at the Orange setting of the new traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework). Council offices and facilities are open. Please wear face coverings when visiting our facilities.

Recycling calendar

Bin Label

You can now pick up a 2021-2022 calendar from reception in our Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha offices. Please remember to wear a mask and sign in.

A PDF version of the calendar is available for download here. Please note this version does not include most images.

 

📗 Low-waste directory 📖

Shopping

  • Thames Street Pantry, 258 Thames St, Morrinsville. Packaging-free pantry and household staples, reusables and zero-waste gifts. 029 129 8759. thamesstreetpantry.co.nz.
  • Farmer Jon's Organics, Te Aroha. Sustainably packaged fresh organic produce, for delivery or pick up. 027 600 6568. farmerjons.co.nz.

Recycling

  • Take your clean plant pots, green or black, to any Mitre 10 store to be recycled.

Community groups

  • Transition Matamata: Learn about energy conservation, sustainable living and building a strong and resilient local economy. Find them on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Our Village Garden Te Kete o Te Aroha: Learn how to grow your own vegetables and use organic waste to make compost. Find them on Facebook or meet them on Sundays 1-4pm, 49 Rewi St, Te Aroha.
  • Piako Catchment Forum: Help restore the Piako Catchment and it's local communities. Find them on Facebook or piakocatchmentforum.co.nz.
  • Locals know their communities best. If there is a business, service or organisation you think should be in our directory - please email their details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
🎄 Tips for low-waste post holidays 🎅
  • Did you receive unwanted gifts over the holiday season? Think about somebody else you could pass the item on to or whether there's a local place you could donate it to.
  • The new year often brings new resolutions - this is a great time to build a new sustainable habit.
  • Make sure to store decorations well so that they can be used for many years to come.
  • If you had a live Christmas tree - the pine needles make great mulch and the trunk can be chopped up for fire wood or chipped to use in the garden.
  • Take the time to remove cellotape from boxes and wrapping paper before putting it in with your paper recycling.