Make the most of waste by the Auckland Council

Zero waste grants on offer for great ideas

Published: Thursday 28 September 2017

Have you got an innovative idea for reducing waste?

Grants of up to $50,000 are available from our zero-waste fund to help bring your idea to life.  Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) supports projects from businesses, iwi/Māori, and education and community groups that will reduce waste to landfill.

Environment and Community Committee Chair Councillor Penny Hulse says about $2.6 million has been allocated to more than 280 projects since the fund started in 2013. 

“These ideas are exciting and play an important part towards Auckland becoming a zero-waste city by 2040.”

Previous successful applicants include Sylvia Park in Mt Wellington, who received a $46,000 grant to help divert food waste from landfill.  And Samoan language immersion school A'oga Fa'a Samoa (pictured below), who received a $3500 grant to ditch disposable nappies and now teach families how to do the same.

Samoan Agoa

Applications are open from 1 to 30 September.

Click here to find out more, and to use the application form (available September 1st)

Or email