Tauranga City Council supports groups wanting to do community clean ups of litter in their local neighbourhoods and public places by providing bags and gloves, contact the Resource Recovery Coordinator to organise the bags and gloves.
Council is in the middle of developing a Litter Clean-Up Event Guide, which will provide groups with all the steps and information they require to run a successful clean-up event including health and safety requirements.
All community litter clean-ups will need to contact the Parks Team to obtain permission to conduct the clean-up on Council land.
They are also required to remove all litter collected from the site. They can contact the Resource Recovery Coordinator to arrange free disposal at their nearest transfer station, two weeks’ notice is required. No waste is to be left by the bins as these can be ripped open by animals or attract illegal dumping.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful week is held in September each year. Register a Clean-up Project for Clean Up NZ week online at www.knzb.org.nz
If you want to organise a litter clean up in your area outside of this time, contact the Resource Recovery Coordinator on 07 577 7000.
Stream and Estuary Clean-up Programme
The Tauranga Stream & Estuary Clean-up Programme is run jointly by Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and is sponsored by Downer NZ. The programme includes 11 clean-up day events for 2017, in various areas of the city, where local primary schools and community groups are invited to come and lend a hand clearing rubbish from their local environment.
In 2016, over 1500 students from 12 schools, along with volunteers from various community groups, TCC and BOPRC cleared over 3000kg of rubbish and recycling over 10 events in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, and Papamoa.
The 2017 programme can be found below. Updates and more information can be found on the programme’s Facebook page as well as a short video of our Mount event.
If your school or community group would like to take part in one of the upcoming events please contact Radleigh Cairns on 07 5777 200 ext 7391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stream and Estuary Clean-up dates 2017
|Proposed Date (Tuesday)
||Low Tide / High Tide
||Back up date (Thursday)
||Area to cover
||Wharepai Domain - Field by Tennis Courts
||K Valley (17th Ave to Jones St.)
||17th Avenue Historic Village
||Mount Surf Club
||Gordan Spratt Reserve
||Carlton Street Reserve
||Memorial Park foreshore
||Jones and Wylie St
Last Reviewed: 28/11/2016