We are Composting!
We are excited to announce we have started our compost project - turning waste from our community into beautiful compost which will be for sale in a few months' time. We are collecting compostable waste from the Matakana Farmers Market, tea from Daily Organics Kombucha brewery, green waste and food scraps, and layering it up with carbon material for a balanced compost. Anna Proctor and Ewan Briggs, our compost team, can be seen here putting a batch together.
Matakana Farmers Market has been a zero waste market since day one and were previously sending their waste all the way down to Tuakau to be composted, so we are stoked to be able to reduce the compost miles and process it right here in our community.
We are using The Carbon Cycle Co. compost boxes which are super efficient. A single Carbon Cycle composter can convert over 5 tons of organic matter into compost per year.
Good for the atmosphere
Good for the planet
Good for the people
Special Offer - drop off your food scraps for free at our Lawrie Rd Recycling Centre for the first 6 months! So if you're bringing a load of stuff over, bring your food scraps as well (but no rotten fish please!)
Collection box at the Matakana Farmers Market
Cool! We need more of this. Even waste have use if we know how to utilize it. This will make forth a good fertilizer and healthy garden soil.
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We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.
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