Make the most of waste by the Auckland Council

Community links

Get involved and make the most of your waste!

We’re lucky to have so many great waste-focused community organisations across Auckland. There’s so much to discover and get involved with whether by learning more about waste at a free event or joining your local group.

Groups tend to be themed around a particular topic or area. Explore them all through the links below:

The Compost Collective – All Auckland

The Compost Collective exists to engage, empower and encourage the community to start to compost, worm farm, bokashi or garden at home. A partnership between Auckland Council and Auckland’s two largest environment centres the Compost Collective runs free workshops and community gardens. With ‘how to’ videos, local compost facilitators and discounts on the tools to get you started there’s never been a better time to compost! 

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KiwiHarvest – working across West, East, Central and South Auckland

KiwiHarvest is a food rescue charity in Auckland. KiwiHarvest collects surplus food from supermarkets, food wholesalers and producers and redistributes it to Auckland charities including Ronald McDonald House, Auckland City Mission, Family Refuge, South Auckland Food Bank and many more - over 100 recipient agencies! Since they started in April 2015, we have delivered over 750,000 meals to vulnerable people living in Auckland.

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MESST (Multi-Educational Support and Services Trust) – Maungakiekie and Tamaki

MESST leads local waste education and initiatives with Maungakiekie communities, particularly in Onehunga.  Their vision is to excel in education through families and children working together to achieve a better life.

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Tamaki Wrap – Maungakiekie and Tamaki

Tamaki Wrap’s mission statement is ‘Connecting and supporting communities to reduce waste’.  The team are dedicated to reducing waste and supporting local initiatives led by community groups and individuals.

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Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) - Waiheke

WRT choose to work towards sustainability for Waiheke Island with the aim of showcasing Waiheke as a sustainable community in action.

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Mangere Bridge Friends of the Farm – Mangere

Friends of the Farm aim to foster a caring connected Wastewise community in Mangere.

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ME Family Services – Mangere and Otahuhu area

The mission of ME Family Services is to empower the people of Mangere.

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Te Awa Ora Trust – Manurewa

Te Awa Ora Trust aims to engage communities in Manurewa Local Board area.

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Pacific Vision Aotearoa (PVA) - Otara Papatoetoe

PVA work towards zero waste for Pacific People and their communities in Otara Papatoetoe Local Board.

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Pare Kore Ki Tamaki – All Auckland

Pare Kore works towards zero waste for Marae’s across Auckland by sharing knowledge, resources and experiences around waste management.

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Roots Creative Entrepreneurs – All Auckland

Roots Creative Entrepreneurs aim to inspire the next generation through creativity and sustainability.

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