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Organic Waste

The NCC Waste Team wants to support you on your organic waste journey. From introductory courses to practical hands on workshops, there is something for everyone.

Almost half of the waste going to our landfill is organic. This takes up valuable space when compacted with other waste. As organic waste decays in an anaerobic environment, it creates toxic gases, mainly methane (which is a greenhouse gas over 20 times stronger than CO2) and increases the volume of the toxic liquid soup that is leachate. Both are costly to deal with and a danger for our environment. 

Three great options for managing your own organic waste are:

  • composting 
  • worm farming
  • bokashi bins

Alternatively, you can take it to BioRich or the Redclyffe Refuse Transfer Station. The rates for green waste is way less than mixed rubbish, so keep it separate. All these options help divert organic waste from our landfill and create nutritious organic matter for our Hawke's Bay soils, this benefitting our communities environment!

To learn more about how to deal with your organic waste, SIGN UP for one of our workshop at the bottom of the page. 

Organic waste home options

These systems can be made at home or purchased from the Environment Centre Hawkes Bay or your local gardening store.

Sign up for our Organic Waste Workshop!

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