Make the most of waste by the Auckland Council

Green waste disposal on Waiheke

key information

A gate fee will apply for the disposal of garden “green” waste at the Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park. Introducing user pays charges on 31 August 2020 brings the Waiheke community in line with charges applied in other local areas.

There have always been charges for disposing of non-compostable green waste, and those are not changing.

Commercial customers can dispose of green waste at Greenacres Waiheke directly. Please contact them to make any financial arrangements.

New green waste fee structure at Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park:

  • 60-litre bag – $5

  • Car boot load – $15

  • Single axle trailer (no cage) / station wagon / ute load – $30

All other green waste loads assessed by weight:

  • $180 per tonne
  • Minimum charge - $30

Non-compostable green waste has always been separated out and charged as general waste. For example, noxious weeds, pampas, flax, toetoe, ginger, bamboo, tradescantia, all palms, and tree roots.

The biosecurity team has previously offered a couple “weed amnesty” drop off periods each year. The Community Resource Recovery Park welcomes that initiative and intends to take part when those are announced. Previously the pest plants included were Tradescantia, Pampas, Old mans beard, Moth plant, Ginger roots, Bamboo, Phoenix, Fan palm, and Gorse.

Learn to compost

If you’re considering composting in the future, right now is a great time to learn about the different methods and prepare your household for the change.

Last year, more than 6000 households attended one of the 417 free Compost Collective workshops across the Auckland region, supported by Auckland Council.

Simple to use educational materials are available online, so you can get started on your composting journey. There’s ongoing advice, and tips and resources in 11 different languages. When you take an online course, you get a $28 discount towards the composting tools you’ll need.

About the Community Resource Recovery Park

The Waiheke Zero Waste Partnership – made up of the local Waiheke branch of AIM Services and local community organisations, Island Waste Collective and Clean Island – is running the Community Resource Recovery Park in collaboration with Auckland Council.

The site layout continues to be designed to help the community divert waste from landfill.

Terry Coe, Waste Enterprise and Refuse Manager at Auckland Council, commends the local community for leading with a sustainable alternative to landfills, saying, “The local team is adapting quickly to the needs of their customers. Their strong connections to the community enhance the zero-waste aspirations for the island.”

Read more about the opening of the CRRP on Our Auckland.

Plan your visit to the CRRP by visiting their website.