Make the most of waste by the Auckland Council

Community links

Get involved and make the most of your waste

We are 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.

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.

EcoMatters - All Auckland

EcoMatters is a charitable trust based in Auckland that delivers a diverse range of sustainability initiatives. Check out their page for ideas, tips, events and workshops.

Love Food Hate Waste - All Auckland

Love Food Hate Waste can help you reduce food waste and save money with hints, tips and tasty recipe ideas.

Kate Meads The Nappy Lady - Nationwide

Kate Meads aka The Nappy Lady, has partnered with 40 councils to run workshops where she speaks about reducing waste and saving money.

The Rubbish Trip - Nationwide

The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow, delivering free talks about low-waste living.  They produce Regional Zero Waste Guides and Interactive Shopping Maps for the whole of New Zealand. Find the Auckland guide here.

Practically Green - Follow on Facebook for tips

Practically Green is an Auckland family of six who are sharing their progress in becoming zero waste.

Talking Trash Manurewa - Follow on Facebook for waste reduction tips

Talking Trash Manurewa educates the community of Manurewa on waste minimisation practices. 

Red Bin Wins - South Auckland

'Red Bin Wins' is a community group passionate about waste reduction and committed to supporting the people of South Auckland in using their new red bins. 

Roots Creative Entrepreneurs – All Auckland

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

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.

Tamaki Wrap – Maungakiekie and Tamaki

Tamaki Wrap are dedicated to reducing waste and supporting local initiatives led by community groups and individuals.

Mangere Bridge Friends of the Farm – Mangere

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

ME Family Services – Mangere and Otahuhu area

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

Pacific Vision Aotearoa (PVA) - Otara Papatoetoe

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

Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) - Waiheke

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

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.