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Community workshops

We support and promote community programmes that help Tauranga send less waste to landfill.

Waste Free Parenting and Food Lovers Masterclass workshops

Waste Free with Kate presents three waste minimisation workshops.

  • The Food Lovers Masterclass focuses on reducing food waste by looking at correct storage, meal planning tips and fun recipes to turn scraps into delicious meals for the family.
  • The Waste Free Parenting workshop is catered towards new (and existing) parents and provides attendees with two free reusable nappies as well as many other waste free goodies. The workshop covers how to use cloth nappies, the best nappies for your baby, and many other tips on waste free options for parents.
  • Wast-Ed with Kate has been designed to unpack all of the stuff we are being told, which is resulting in 'The great confusion'. Kate will debunk the myths using actual facts and humour and the outcome is that you will walk away empowered with knowledge and clarity so you no longer get anxious or wonder if you are doing the right thing or not with your waste and recycling.

These workshops all have a minimal ticket charge with the remainder covered by Tauranga City Council.

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Love Food Hate Waste

Tauranga City Council is proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to inspire and enable people to waste less food. For practical tips on how to reduce your own food waste and save money visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.

Our food waste problem

Home Waste Organic Systems

The Sustainability and Waste team will be conducting intermittent workshops on Home Organic Waste Systems (worm farming, bokashi and composting) throughout the year if there is sufficient demand. To register interest, kindly send an email to sustainability.waste@tauranga.govt.nz

Check out these resources on worm farming, composting and bokashi to learn how to start your own home composting system.

More information on general composting

Worm Farming Workshop Privacy Statement (82kb pdf)

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