City centre community initiatives championing composting and sustainability
There are some fantastic community initiatives across the city centre working to champion composting and sustainability, including:
Federal Street Compost Hub
Hospitality businesses in the city centre can reduce their organic waste while supporting sustainability efforts by dropping it at 187 Federal St at no charge. It's open Wednesdays between midday and 2 pm. Full details are available here.
Daldy Street Community Garden
A For the Love of Bees initiative, Wynyard Quarter businesses and residents can pick fresh herbs, learn about sustainable and regenerative farming and support local charities. Find out more information here.
Viaduct Harbour Compost
In 2019, For the Love of Bees launched Viaduct Harbour Compost with the support of Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Council. Businesses and residents local to the area can contribute their organic waste which is then transformed into compost. This is then used to support the waterfront pasture paintings, teaching beds and urban farm. More information is available here.
Got an idea to reduce your business’s waste going into landfills?
Apply for the Waste Minimalisation and Innovation fund!
Workshops and applications for funding between $1,000 and $50,000 are open now until 31 August 2022. More information - including application guidelines - is available on the Auckland Council website here.
Still not sure where to start?
Check out the Sustainable Business Network carbon calculator. This free tool calculates a business's emissions over the past year. This information can then be used to explore where businesses can begin to reduce their emissions. More information is available here.
Or, see how city centre businesses are championing sustainability here.