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.

Exciting Changes Ahead: Moving towards a community-based model Zero Waste Hub for a greener tomorrow!

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.

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 aim to be more connected and responsive to local needs.

Check out for upcoming events or reach out to us via email to collaborate with our team.


Where can I recycle?

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

  • Curtain bank: As a curtain collection point for Habitat For Humanity, Northern Region, 20/18 Link Drive, Wairau Valley. 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

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

What can you do

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