Zero Waste Waiheke

Making your event Towards Zero Waste

Planning a public event? Make it a great day not a great big mess…

A Towards Zero Waste event is one in which the environmental impact of the waste generated at the event is minimised as much as possible by reducing, reusing and recycling materials instead of sending them to landfill.

By making your event Towards Zero Waste, you will:

  • Have less impact on the environment
  • Show the public how you are concerned about the environment
  • Educate people about sustainability

The Waiheke Resources Trust hires out a comprehensive and easy to use ‘Towards Zero Waste’ kit to suit different events.


The Waste Station

Volunteers support the public to separate their waste into five different streams:

  • Compostable  paper
  • Food Waste
  • Mixed recycling
  • Clean paper
  • Landfill


Guidelines for Towards Zero Waste events

Recyclable materials are diverted from landfill with minimal contamination

Every effort is made to promote a consistent Towards Zero Waste message. For example:

  • Vendors use recyclable / compostable and / or reusable packaging.
  • Printed information is minimised as much as possible
  • Promotional prizes and give-aways are re-useable
  • Waste Stations are manned and  monitored
  • Food scraps and organic material is collected for composting at all stages of preparation
  • Zero Waste messages and logo are used in event marketting

For more information and prices contact us

Volunteer with the Waiheke Resources Trust

We would really appreciate your assistance as a station monitor at Towards Zero Waste Events such as The Onetangi Races or Carols by Candlelight.  If you’re interested, please contact us on or (09) 372 2915.

Zero Waste Events supports these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals