Waste Minimisation Tips

​​​On average every kiwi household sends 800kg of waste to landfill each year. Reducing your household waste is not only better for the environment but will reduce the amount you pay for rubbish disposal. 

Learn how to worm farm

Learn how to worm farm

Come along to our hands-on workshop and take home a vermihut worm farm, compost and your new family of composting tiger worms. The value of this kit is $180! After the event, there will be a tour of the local community garden to see what other great things you can do in your garden.

​Just one workshop with us and you will be ready to take all your food waste out of your rubbish bag and start worm farming.​

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  • Resthaven Village Centre, Cambridge. Saturday 2 September, 1pm – 3pm.
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  • Community Room, Te Awamutu Library. Saturday 9 September, 1pm – 3pm.
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  • Anglican Christ Church, Kihikihi. Saturday 30 September, 1pm – 3pm.
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Benefits of having a worm farm

A worm farm is a great way you can deal with your food waste at home and create rich compost for your garden.

Benefits of your worm farm:

  • Quick and easy to deal with your food waste.
  • Lightens your rubbish bag - money saver. 
  • Creates natural fertiliser for free.
  • Stops methane gas production by taking out your food from landfill.
  • Small in size, suitable for even small gardens.

Tips for waste minimisation

Why not try these simple tips to reduce your daily waste...

  • Avoid junk mail by signing up for an electronic mail box with ecomailbox. That way you'll still get all your favourite catalogues, but without the need for all that extra paper.
  • Compost your household food and garden waste. 
  • Use a green waste collection service. 
  • Shop wisely by choosing products that have less packaging, or buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging. 
  • Recycle your glass, plastic bottles and jars, cans, and paper/cardboard from your home or workplace. 
  • Buy lifelong products and say no to disposal and single use items.  
  • Use reusable bags when doing the weekly shop, or find a local supermarket that recycles plastic bags. 
  • Support local business who are environmentally aware and make an effort to reduce waste. ​

Page reviewed: 15 Aug 2017 10:46am