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Keeping our stormwater free of rubbish


Every year more than 10 tonnes of rubbish finds its way into Wellington harbour, the region’s waterways and our beaches. And once it’s there it takes an enormous effort at considerable cost to clean it all up.

That’s why Hutt City Council is currently running a series of trials where nets and traps are placed in the city’s stormwater drains to collect the cigarette butts, drink bottles, and chippie packets that people discard. Read more