Community links

Community links

Get involved and make the most of your waste

We are lucky to have so many great waste-focused community organisations implementing zero waste programmes throughout the region, in partnership with Auckland Council. There’s so much to discover and get involved with, whether by learning more about waste at a free event or joining your local group.

Belong Aotearoa

Belong Aotearoa is a specialist settlement agency that focuses on addressing the root and systemic causes of disparities and barriers to successful settlement and integration for newcomers.

Chinese Conservation Education Trust

CCET fosters a love and understanding of New Zealand’s special places, plants and animals.

The Compost Collective 

The Compost Collective exists to engage, empower and encourage the community to start to compost, worm farm, bokashi or garden at home. 

Earth Action Trust

Earth Action Trust is a New Zealand charitable organization working for environmental awareness and protection. 


EcoMatters is a charitable trust based in Auckland that delivers a diverse range of sustainability initiatives. Check out their page for ideas, tips, events and workshops.

English Language Partners

English Language Partners helps former refugees and migrants participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hibiscus Coast Zero Waste

Located on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast Auckland, HCZW supports and leads a variety of zero waste and sustainability initiatives including the Whangaparāoa Community Recycling Centre, City to Farm, Zero Waste Early Childhood Education project and Zero Waste Zero Carbon programme in schools.

Kaipātiki Project

Based on Auckland’s North, Kaipātiki Project run a native plant nursery, facilitate native bush, streams and estuary regeneration, and provide conservation volunteering opportunities. They also offer practical education, organise events about sustainable living for different age groups, and promote zero waste initiatives (such as Zero Waste Northcote).

Kate Meads The Nappy Lady 

Kate Meads aka The Nappy Lady, has partnered with 40 councils to run workshops where she speaks about reducing waste and saving money.

Love Food Hate Waste 

Love Food Hate Waste can help you reduce food waste and save money with hints, tips and tasty recipe ideas.

Mahurangi Wastebusters

Mahurangi Wastebusters are resource recovery experts operating community refuse and recycling centres at Snells Beach and Wellsford. 

Mangere Bridge Friends of the Farm 

Friends of the Farm aim to foster a caring connected Wastewise community in Mangere.

ME Family Services

The mission of ME Family Services is to empower the people of Mangere and Otahuhu area.

Pacific Vision Aotearoa (PVA)

PVA work towards zero waste for Pacific People and their communities in Otara Papatoetoe Local Board.

Para kore ki tamaki

Para kore ki tamaki delivers education and training on marae to create behaviour change that aligns with the principles of a circular economy.

Recreation Solutions

Recreation Solutions specialises in the provision of recreation feasibility and concept design, behaviour change programme design and evaluation, and project management. They also lead a zero waste community initiative called ‘Trash Free Taiaotea’ in the East Coast Bays.

Sustainable Papakura

Sustainable Papakura works with the community to nurture and protect Papatuanuku. 

Te Awa Ora Trust and Talking Trash  

Talking Trash Manurewa educates the community of Manurewa on waste minimisation practices. 

Tamaki Wrap 

Tamaki Wrap are dedicated to reducing waste and supporting local initiatives led by community groups and individuals in Maungakiekie and Tamaki.

Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) 

Waiheke Resources Trust choose to work towards sustainability for Waiheke Island with the aim of showcasing Waiheke as a sustainable community in action.

The Zero Waste Network

Zero Waste Network represents community enterprises across Aotearoa New Zealand who are working towards zero waste.