Around half the waste sent to landfill from Waiheke could be composted
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Food and garden waste in landfill doesn’t compost. It is digested anaerobically, mixing with all the other items in the landfill to create a toxic leachate that, if it escapes, puts our waterways at risk from pollution. It also generates methane; a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
We can avoid all this by composting at home or work, and using this fantastic nutrient-rich material to replenish our local soils and grow beautiful produce.
Composting at home
We can help you get up and running with a composting system to suit your household. Whether you are a keen gardener or not, there is a system for everyone. We also run composting workshops to support you on your composting journey. View our events calendar to find the next workshop.
Bokashi like a pro
Rosie from the Compost Collective talks about the Bokashi system and how to put it to work.
Become a worm farmer
Therese Mangos from the Compost Collective introduces us to the art of worm-farming.
Auckland’s Compost Collective
Waiheke Resources Trust is the local branch of Compost Collective. Through workshops and advice, our goal is to inform and engage as many people as possible about the benefits of composting and help everyone on the motu reduce their kerbside waste. Compost Collective is an Auckland regional resource supported by Auckland Council. Compost Collective wants to entertain, engage, empower and encourage the community to learn about smart gardening, food waste prevention and waste minimisation.
Composting at work
Waiheke Resources Trust manages a compostable collection service on Waiheke Island called the Compost Co. The project offers a food waste collection service to local restaurants and community groups and collects and processes single use compostable packaging from coffee shops and zero waste events.
The project began in February 2018 and has grown into a sustainable business that can process over 20 tonnes of food waste a year. The Compost Co. is committed to reducing waste from landfill, offering the only commercial compostable packaging service on the Island.
If you are a business on Waiheke that is currently looking for waste solutions, please get in touch.
The Compost Co.
Kayleigh Appleton works for WRT and is a composting pro. Find out about the Compost Co from Kayleigh and why we must manage our waste better.
Volunteer with Compost Co.
The Compost Co. welcomes volunteers who can help to sort the compostable material, mixing the organic materials into the compost bins, turning the compost and by cleaning and maintaining the site.
We can help you get you started at home with workshops, support and composting products including Bokashi systems and worm farms. We even sell our own compost and crushed shells for the garden.
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