Waste Minimisation


All waste, even recycled materials, will have an impact on our environment. This page offers information and ideas for how waste can be minimised.

What Goes Where

Our 'What Goes Where' guide will help you make sure your household waste goes to the right place. View our What Goes Where page.

Mobile Phones

A collection bin for old and unwanted mobile phones can be found in the foyer of our main office at 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

Re-usable phones are refurbished and sold off-shore at a low cost. Phones that have reached their end of life are broken down and recycled in an environmentally-friendly way.

View our Mobile Phone Recycling page for more details.

Love Food Hate Waste

Horowhenua District Council has teamed up with Love Food Hate Waste to provide a meal planner as another resource for minimising waste. For more information visit the Love Food Hate Waste website

The Easy Choice Family Kai Recipe Book meal planner is the easy choice for feeding your family! The meals are affordable at around $60 a week, healthy (nutritionist-approved) and zero waste. It contains four weekly meal plans, with each week consisting of five dinner meals. Each meal will feed a family of six (two adults and four children under 10) or four adults.

Easy Choice Family Kai Recipe Book (Winter Recipes)(PDF, 3MB)
Easy Choice Family Kai Recipe Book (Autumn Recipes)(PDF, 5MB)

Community Fruit and Veg Stand

The Community Fruit and Veg Stand is a wonderful initiative for the community to share produce from their garden. Levin now has a Community Fruit and Veg Stand at 49 Gordon Place.

Help yourself to the stand and if you have anything spare from home feel free to drop it off. For more details, please visit the Community Fruit and Veg Stand Facebook page.