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Waste minimisation programmes

​Compost Collective

Compost Collective is a collaborative project aimed at reducing household organic waste through home composting.

It is delivered in partnership with  Ecomatters Environment Trust  and the Kaipātiki Project.

Compost Collective offers free workshops across Auckland and participants are eligible for discounts on a composting system to best suit their needs.

See the Compost Collective website for more information.

Zero Waste Events

Zero Waste Events provides support for event organisers looking to minimise waste.

Zero Waste advisors provide free advice and can work with your vendors to reduce their waste.

A variety of free loan equipment is available to help educate attendees and minimise waste sent to a landfill.

Community events in Auckland are eligible for assistance through the Zero Waste Events grant.

See Zero Waste Events for more information.

Waste Free Parenting

Waste Free Parenting workshops

Learn about your different nappy choices at a Waste Free Parenting workshop.

The workshops will help you gain confidence to try reusables and includes practical advice on:

  • which nappies are suitable for your baby
  • how to wash cloth nappies
  • how to reduce waste in your household.

The sessions are two hours long and registration costs $15 for an individual or couple.

We run some workshops in conjunction with other events, so costs may vary.

Attendees receive a free cloth nappy pack worth $80 - one per family.

For more information including dates, locations and bookings, see the Waste Free with Kate website.

Cloth nappy trial for early childcare centres (ECE)

We encourage ECEs to reduce their waste to landfill by using cloth nappies.

We offer a free eight-week trial that includes the loan of a modern cloth nappy kit, along with advice from a nappy expert, our staff, and other ECEs that have taken part previously.

For more information, see:

​WasteWise engagement team

Our skilled advisors can assist you with your waste-related engagement projects.

We offer:

  • workshops and presentations on:
    • food waste prevention
    • waste minimisation
    • recycling
  • waste minimisation information stands at events
  • support and training for community groups and initiatives.

Contact us

For more information on waste minimisation programmes or to contact the WasteWise engagement team, email: