Kitchen green waste rotting in landfills produces some of the highest rates of methane gas out of any rubbish. However, when those same scraps are properly composted carbon is put back into the soil, and these harmful gasses are no longer released into the atmosphere. What they then produce is nutrient rich compost, perfect for growing healthy vegetables.
Mahinga Kai has a Composting Program available for the Upper Hutt community. For a small monthly fee we can collect your kitchen waste from your home, office or small business using our ebike, or you can drop off to one of our Community Composting Hubs. We will then turn your scraps into nutrient rich compost that gets used in our Urban Farm or given to other community gardens.
SAVING THE PLANET ONE BUCKET AT A TIME
HOW IT WORKS
When you sign up, you will be given a 20 ltr bucket with a compostable bag to put your waste into.
We offer two methods to have your food scraps composted:
- Weekly Collections
Available for households on the Valley floor from Totara Park, Maoribank, Brown Owl to Silverstream.
- Weekly Drop offs
Available to anyone in Upper Hutt. Waste can be dropped to our Lane Street site or one of our Community Composting Hubs (coming soon).
|Household Collections||$30/month, for up to 20 litres collected weekly.|
|Business Collections||Starting at $30+GST/month, for a 20 litres collected weekly.|
|Not-for-profits||We offer our household rates for fellow not-for-profit organisations.|
WHAT CAN I PUT IN MY BUCKET?
All Mahinga Kai buckets have a visual reminder on the side of them of what we can accept for composting.
Interested in finding out more?
Please fill in the form provided if you wish to receive more information on becoming a composting program member.