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Draft Auckland Waste Management & Minimisation Plan Submissions now open!

Have YOur Say

Do you want a community owned and operated Resource Recovery centre on Waiheke?

Do you think container deposit schemes will increase recycling rates and ensure product stewardship?

Do you want a curbside food waste collection on Waiheke?

If your like us and want to see Waiheke take back control of it's waste, now is your time to have your say! The Draft Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 is now up for review.


Submissions close 8pm Wednesday 28th March. To have your say you can go online here or if you like things easy we have a prefilled form here - HGIWP Submission Form - Prefilled. Forms are also available at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre, Mako Street Oneroa.

Tikapa Moana Hauraki Gulf Islands Waste Plan 2018 

Current Projects

Project Little Oneroa

The Little Oneroa Stream is polluted with E.coli bacteria. The Waiheke community are working to learn why and what we can do to change that.

Kai Conscious

Kai Conscious Waiheke is about reducing household food waste. We ask Waihekean's to have an awareness of their food waste.

Love Our Wetlands - Waiheke

A local initiative working towards the ecological restoration and protection of wetland habitats and
surrounding environments.

Compost Collective

Bokashi composting, worm farms & traditional composting workshops and support.

Zero Waste Events

Planning an event? Make it a great day...not a big mess.

Beach Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are here to help, share stories, local knowledge and a genuine pride and love for our community with the public.

Upcoming events

At the Waiheke Resources Trust we love to create opportunities for our community to connect & learn so we offer loads of free workshops throughout the year aiming to build a more resilient & sustainable community.

Food waste reduction - wetland restoration - composting - volunteering - septic tank health - water sensitive design - waterless composting toilets - honey wraps - movie nights & compost cafes are just some of the workshops & events we have held in 2016. Watch this space for more awesome up coming events to help you live more gently on the earth!


Keeping Your Worms Happy and Healthy

  Conventional compost, hot compost, Bokashi bins, worm farms . . . with so many different ways to compost organic matter it can be difficult to make sure you’re getting it all right. Worm farming, also called ‘vermiculture’ or ‘vermicomposting,’ is a method of composting using worms, traditionally tiger worms in New Zealand. This compost […]

Currently, the Waiheke Resources Trust is actively engaged in these 13 of the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals.