Kitchen Waste



Kitchen waste (food waste) is a big problem. A lot of our household food waste is going to landfill. When organic material is buried in landfill it breaks down in a way that generates methane, a greenhouse gas which is harmful to the environment.


Vegetable peelings, leftovers, scraps, rotten and spoiled food.

See food waste for ideas on reducing and reusing kitchen waste.


Easy Earth, a local business which runs a hot rot composting system, offers a home and business collection service. It has a bucket swap-zone set up at the Crazy Pumpkin (on Taupo Quay) and at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.


Please keep organic kitchen waste from landfill.