Green & food waste

We're working on ways to keep organic waste out of the landfill.  In the meantime, find out about other ways to dispose of green or food waste.  

  • What's accepted: 

    Tree branches up to 400mm in diameter and small tree stumps. This waste is then chipped and reused in the district on parks and reserves.

    Cost

    $70 per tonne.

    What's not accepted?

    Broom, gorse, flax, cabbage trees, grasses, leaves, weeds, sawdust, timber off-cuts, crates, wood packaging or gib board

    These items will be charged as rubbish and disposed of at the landfill.  

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  • What's accepted: 

    Tree branches up to 400mm in diameter and small tree stumps. This waste is then chipped and reused in the district on parks and reserves.

    Cost

    $70 per tonne.

    What's not accepted?

    Broom, gorse, flax, cabbage trees, grasses, leaves, weeds, sawdust, timber off-cuts, crates, wood packaging or gib board

    These items will be charged as rubbish and disposed of at the landfill.  

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  • Wanaka Greenwaste and Landscaping Supplies  is privately owned and operated and takes all manner of greenwaste, from tree and hedge clippings to weeds and general garden waste.

    Please keep all cabbage tree, flax and grass clippings separated.

    Location: Ballantyne Road
    Hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Contact: 027 476 6034

    Also available onsite: Mulch, compost, bark and most landscaping supplies. Courtesy trailer available.

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  • Glenorchy, Kingston, Lake Hawea, Luggate and Makarora all have community run greenwaste facilities. 

    For more information please contact your local community association (include link when page available). 

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  • New Zealand families waste about $560 each year on food which is thrown uneaten into the rubbish bin.

    This adds up to a staggering $872 million for the whole country. It also results in 122,000 tonnes of edible food going to landfill and generating greenhouse gases.

    We're proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to turn this around, by inspiring and enabling people to waste less food.

    For practical tips on how to reduce your own food waste and save money visit

    www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz 

     

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