Our newest yard on site is the Organics Yard. This is where we process Greenwaste drop offs, and foodwaste that is collected in our kerbside collection service. We use various methods to process organic material: in the horizontal composting unit, hot composting windrows, worm farms, sieving and chipping. The Organics yard has a range of compost and mulch options available for sale in bags or bulk, pick up or delivery.
Foodwaste decomposes in our landfills to create greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. Councils are required by legislation to reduce both waste to landfill and greenhouse gasses.
It is estimated that 20% of waste to landfill in the Raglan community is foodwaste, and is the single largest component in pre-paid landfill bags once recycling is removed.
We appreciate all the home composters in our community and we invite you to use the service whenever you need it, or to compost items that can’t break down at home (meat, citrus, bread, dairy, dry goods)
Xtreme Zero Waste (XZW) currently diverts all other compostable products such as wood, paper, cardboard and greenwaste. By establishing the additional kerbside foodwaste collection service, XZW will be diverting all compostable products from landfill. This will mean a huge reduction in greenhouse gasses such as Methane.
With this collection service, Raglan’s urban residences can purchase a kitchen caddy and kerbside bin at Kahu’s Nest. Residences will receive a pack of compostable bags (free replacements available). The kerbside foodwaste collection days are on the same day as kerbside recycling and pre-paid landfill bag collection. For more information about this service see our FAQ’s page.
Thanks for diverting organic material from landfill and working with us towards zero waste.