Waste Minimisation Community Fund

​​Waste Minimisation Community Fund 

The Waste Minimisation Community Fund was established to support and increase the number of projects that work to reduce waste in the Waipā district. It aims to help the community create and deliver projects so we have less rubbish going to landfill.​ 

Each year the average Waipā household puts out:

  • 195kg of recycling. That’s almost as much a piano weighs.
  • 468kg of rubbish. That’s the weight of a dairy cow!

Read more: About waste minimisation

Who can apply?

The fund can support individuals, community groups, businesses, Iwi/Māori organisations, and education providers who want to deliver a waste minimisation project for their community in the Waipā district.

Previous applicants include Mainstream Green’s Plastic Free July initiative, Waste Free Parenting workshops, community-run recycling stations, school projects and community worm farm workshops.

Apply to the fund


 Waste Minimisation Community Fund - Application form

 ​Waste Minimisation Community Fund - Criteria and Information​

Past recipients

Here's some examples of previous successful applicants to our Waste Minimisation Community​Fund:

  • Three local cafes who offered reusable coffee cups, diverting an estimated 20,000 disposable coffee cups from landfill per year.
  • Discounted worm farm workshops teaching people new ways to use food waste.
  • Artists who used cardboard, a common waste product, as a medium for people to carve sculptures to celebrate Matariki.
  • Waste Free Parenting workshops where new and expectant mums were educated on the different types of modern cloth nappies and other ways to minimise waste as a family.
  • Beeswax wrap workshops aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics.
  • Community groups who set up effective recycling stations to provide more opportunities to recycle correctly and to recycle more.​

Page reviewed: 14 Jun 2018 10:10am