Home Composting Initiative On Offer

Apr 16, 2008

16 April 2008 - 9.00 am

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is offering residents in Wanaka and Queenstown a unique subsidised home composting initiative.

"The Bokashi (meaning fermented organic matter) system breaks down household organics in a manageable, quick and efficient way," QLDC solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said.

The outcome is a one month turnaround to produce a powerful natural fertiliser for home gardens.

"We were impressed by the product to the extent that we have agreed on an introductory offer for residents, now available," Mr Borowy said.

The offer to the public is a 'buy one get one free' offer at $45 per resident/household. Two bins would allow for optimal production for a household.

"Residents will need to come into a council office in Wanaka or Queenstown and purchase a voucher for $45 which will entitle them to two Bokashi bins and a packet of compost zing, which assists in the breakdown process," Mr Borowy said.

The product is now available on presentation of the voucher at the Wanaka Trading Post, 11 Brownston Street, Wanaka or Queenstown Cleaning Supplies, 174 Glenda Drive, Trade Central, Queenstown.

"For households that have not yet started organic recycling this is the perfect way to get into it. I'd also like to thank Bokashi New Zealand, Wanaka Trading Post and Queenstown Cleaning Supplies for supporting the initiative," Mr Borowy said.

Numbers were limited for the offer to a 'first come first served' basis. More information is available by clicking here.


For further information please contact Stefan Borowy 03 441 0499

By: Tamah