Established in 1994, this programme is a pro-active partnership between Council and community. The objective is to promote community involvement in activities that protect and/or beautify Napier. This includes our Annual Recycling Day, held each November.
The Keep Napier Beautiful programme was established in 1994 as a pro-active partnership between Council and the community it represents.
The key objective of the programme is to promote community involvement and participation in activities which protect and/or beautify the environment of the city of Napier.
This has been very successful for more than 20 years, to such an extent that the programme is now totally community based and council provides assistance when required.
For more details about Keep Napier Beautiful contact the chair - Maxine Boag 06 835 6495 or 021024 70484
Projects undertaken by the Keep Napier Beautiful programme have been:
"We're offering grants of up to $500, which may enable schools, marae, environment or community groups to buy plants, or garden materials to help them with their project, " says Cr Boag.
Keep Napier Beautiful has previously undertaken projects to beautify the city, such as the gardens around the Westshore clock, the seats across from Centennial gardens, the gardens at the National Aquarium. More recently, KNB has funded projects submitted by schools, churches and kindergartens to plant or upgrade their gardens.
Keep Napier Beautiful is offering grants of up to $500 throughout the year. Grant applications are welcome at any time, and will be considered as they are received, chair Maxine Boag said. The funds come from donations collected at the annual recycling day.
The 2021 Keep Napier Beautiful Recycling Day was due to be held in November but has had to be postponed, due to alert level restrictions. We hope to run this event again early in 2022. Please note, this event will only go ahead if we are in Alert Level 1.
The recycling day uses the principle 'one person's waste is another person's treasure'. The purpose is to promote waste minimisation, diverting material from landfill whilst raising money for charity. Anyone can drop reusable items off for free and while there have a rummage through other people's goods, which can be purchased for a small donation.
Site marshals may refuse material that is not recyclable or reusable. It is important the public realises the event raises funds for charity and rubbish is not accepted. We are looking for genuinely reusable and recyclable items. All appliances must be in working order. Site marshals have discretion to ask more for items of a clearly higher value. All proceeds from the day will go to local charitable organisations and/or Community groups who have a project to beautify a public space. Material left over at the end of the day will be taken to landfill, so it is hoped people with items to drop off will bring them as early as possible, to give them a better chance of being snapped up by bargain hunters. Hazardous waste is not accepted and is catered for by the Council's HazMobile service.
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