There are a lot of ways to do your bit for the environment and composting is an easy one. When we throw away green waste, such as food scraps or lawn clippings, it ends up in our landfill.
Composting is an inexpensive, natural way to deal with this waste. Composting will help you reduce green house gas production and decrease landfill deposits while saving you money and improving your garden.
Free home composting workshops
Want to learn how to compost? Come along to one of the free workshops we’re holding in partnership with Taupō Community Gardens in Taupō or Awhi Farm in Turangi! Learn how home composting is an effective way of dealing with waste – while saving you money and improving your garden.
The 90-minute workshops are held on the last Saturday of the month, between October and May (except for December) at the following locations:
Taupo Community Gardens
98 Richmond Avenue (near the Waipahihi sports ground)
Taupo Community Gardens location map
29 Atirau Road (next to Turangi Golf Club)
Awhi Farm location map
Workshop dates 2020/2021
All workshops start at 1.30pm and run for approximately 90 minutes.
- Saturday 24 October 2020
- Saturday 28 November 2020
- Saturday 30 January 2021
- Saturday 27 February 2021
- Saturday 27 March 2021
- Saturday 24 April 2021
- Saturday 29 May 2021
All workshop attendees go into the draw to win a home composter or worm farm.
"Just like to say what a wonderful afternoon. Anya did a great job and I think everyone there would agree. I am so hooked on it now and can't wait to get setup. Great stuff."
- Bryan Martin
Home composting options and offer
We encourage families in the Taupō District to recycle their green and food waste and as an incentive are offering a subsidy toward composting equipment for residents.
You can save up to $100 on selected composting equipment available from Taupō stores and online.