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Zero Waste Resources


Courses & Workshops

FREE Composting Workshops

With help of a team of keen composting tutors, Compost Collective offer FREE home composting courses about worm farming, bokashi buckets & traditional composting bins. Click here to find a course near you.

Creative Upcycling Workshops

Re-Creators run regular workshops suitable for families and kids. Learn how to upcycle and be creative through a hands-on and fun approach.

Check out a Guide to Going Green at Home

Plenty of ideas and tips to save water, reduce your carbon, do sustainable gardening and more. This resource has kindly been shared by elementary students interested in environmental science at FOBM.

Composting Hubs

If you don't have space to compost at home but would still like to compost your food scraps, then join a community compost hub near you:

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How to recycle

  • Recycling made easy checklist
  • Construction & Demolition: 'How to' videos by Zero Waste Network Aotearoa
  • Clean soft plastics (plastic that can be squashed in your hand): use bins at many supermarkets. The plastic is recycled in New Zealand and made into fence posts.
  • Clothes: there are clothing bins all around the North Shore but if the clothing still has good life in it donate it to a charity shop or to Save Mart in Northcote to make sure it doesn’t end up in the landfill.
  • Large items: book an inorganic rubbish collection via Auckland Council. Any items which still have life in them are collected separately and donated to community groups or sold at a discount.

Where to recycle

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

ZW Map