Waste Minimisation Community Fund

​​​Waste Minimisation Community Fund 

The Waste Minimisation Community Fund was established 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.

We welcome applications year round.

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:

  • Discounted worm farm workshops teaching people new ways to use food waste. Each worm farm can compost several kilos of food waste every week.
  • 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. Each disposable nappy not used is about 2kg of waste not going to landfill.
  • Beeswax wrap workshops aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics. Beeswax wraps can be used over and over again in lunchboxes or to cover food in you fridge.
  • Supporting a group that uses donated material to sew reusable cloth bags and promotes people bringing reusable bags. It was estimated that one sewing ​​workshop​ resulted in enough bags to replace 4,500 single-use plastic bags.

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