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Zero Waste / Para Kore

A zero waste world is one where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Northcote residents and businesses have the potential to lead the way in protecting Papatūānuku and inspiring others to reach the goal of a zero waste Auckland by 2040.

Logo NorthcoteZeroWasteGrown from a desire by mana whenua to see their aspirations for Para Kore/ Zero Waste in Te Ara Awataha realised, the Zero Waste Northcote programme began in 2019. In 2020 Robyn Forryan came on board as the Para Kore Zero Waste Activator in Northcote working with the community to encourage conversations about reducing waste.

Zero Waste Hub was set up in 2021 and served as an excellent starting point, connecting us with those already on the journey towards sustainability. In 2023 we moved away from a fixed hub to work more closely within the community and continue delivering a series of activities across Northcote. By venturing into community places, we can be more connected and responsive to local needs.

Wanna talk some rubbish?

Contact us at [email protected]. Otherwise, we're busy popping up all over Northcote. 

Where can I recycle?

The Hub used to collect the odd bits you can now take elsewhere.

  • Curtain bank collection point is at Barfoot & Thompson Northcote. Please note they cannot take blinds – Roman or Venetian blinds. 
  • Coffee capsules: Fill your Nespresso NZ Post Recycling Bag with used capsules and return to any PostShop
  • Ink cartridges: Warehouse Stationery
  • Batteries recycling: Northcote Library
  • Polystyrene: Mitre 10 and Abilities Group

Check out the MAP, developed by Zero Waste Hub Wairau, where to rehome, repair, and recycle common items.

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A big thank you to Kaipatiki Local Board, Eke Panuku Development and Auckland Council for funding and continuing to support the Zero Waste initiative in Northcote, including the role Eke Panuku Development has played in providing the free rental for the Zero Waste Hub.

Ngā mihi nui!AC+Eke Panuku + KLB LOGO