Visit the Sustainability Centre's ecostore refillery
Set up as a social enterprise, the ecostore refillery is not about making profit. We try our hardest to make our prices the cheapest on the motu so making the transition to environmentally safe household and personal products is easy.
When to visit
We are open Monday to Friday from 9am - 4pm.
Where to find us
The refillery is located inside Waiheke Sustainability Centre at 1A Mako Street, Oneroa.
What we do
We sell new ecostore products and refill your containers. We are the only plastic return drop off point on Waiheke. If you are no longer reusing them, you can drop in your used containers and we send them back to ecostore where they are remade into new bottles.
Not everything that you find at the supermarket is safe for your septic system. Products like bleach harm the health microorganisms in your septic tank, so it's important to use the right cleaning, household and personal products.
We can help: the ecostore refillery provides you with septic-safe options. Ecostore's range is independently tested to make sure you can use them if you have a septic tank or grey water system.
Their products carry the Enviromark Diamond and CarboNZero certifications, and are cruelty free as well as GE child labour free.
Whether you are a visitor to Waiheke or a resident, life can be a little different from living in a city so we share ideas and information to help you live more sustainably and in tune with the island. We have guidance on conservation, reducing and managing waste, conserving water and connecting with your community. You can also find out how to grow food, and compost scraps.
Workshops and events
Food waste reduction - wetland restoration - composting - volunteering - septic tank health - water sensitive design - waterless composting toilets - honey wraps - movie nights and compost cafes are just some of the workshops and events we have held, and most are free. Take a look at what's coming up in our events calendar.
Volunteers and internships
Join one of our amazing projects and reduce food waste support our community or help restore our beautiful wetlands. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you're more of an indoors person, there's lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.