Business Waste Minimisation
Council is committed to reducing waste through its Business Waste Minimisation programme.
This is a FREE service that enables your business to reduce business waste, save money on disposal fees, and enhance your environmental image.
Our programme helps by:
- Providing a free on-site waste audit
- Reducing waste disposal costs
- Educating your staff
- Delivering advice from an independent consultant
- Lowering your environmental impact
- Encouraging efficient use of resources
- Increasing recycling rates.
Don't just take it from us - hear from three high profile local businesses what they thought of the programme...
"We're diverting 90% of our waste from landfill but we're not really content with that. Thanks to the waste audit, we have more ideas on how to attack that last 10%"
- Steve Ling, FreshChoice Omokoroa - Owner/Operator
Read the FreshChoice Omokoroa case study here.
"At our Paengaroa site, we're reusing, recycling, reselling, returning or composting 85% of our waste."
- Alan Bougen, Comvita co-founder and Deputy Chairman
Read the Comvita case study here.
"Our waste reduction initiatives reduced our disposal costs by 85% over the last four years."
- Alister Hawkey, Executive Director, Trevelyan's Pack and Cool
Read Trevelyan's Pack and Cools Ltd case study here.
"If we stopped recycling tomorrow, our waste bill would immediately jump by close to 90%."
- Ian Smith, Owner, Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort
Read Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Park case study here.
Want to know more?
Phone 07 571 8008 or 0800 926 732. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
EERST - Paper for Trees (Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust)
Council contracts EERST to run environmental programmes and waste assessments for schools, councils and businesses. Programmes they run are the Paper4trees Programme, the Water4schools Programme and the Energy4schools Programme.
EERST members speak directly with community groups and work with local councils to give practical, simple solutions to their waste problems. Aside from pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars directly into the community, the trust cuts environmental, financial and social costs associated with waste. To view their website go to EERST.