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Your new Food Waste Collection service

Earthcare Environmental is the first company to introduce a dedicated food waste recycling service to New Zealand. A free service operated in partnership with the South Waikato District Council is currently being trialed for 12 months in Putararu before being offered in other centres.

Over 40% of the average household waste is food waste, which decomposes in our landfills to produce methane gas, a major cause of global warming. It’s far better for us to recycle this organic waste and return it to the soil as high quality compost. Launched on 5 April 2011, the Putaruru trial is already proving to be a major success. More information will be published here as we monitor the progress of New Zealand’s first dedicated food waste trial.

food waste recycling brochure

Putaruru Food Waste Recycling Trial Brochure

This Brochure is full of helpful hints and tips that could help you recycle up to 80% of your waste. By recycling we can help sustain natural resources for future generations.

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