Resourceful Solutions' food waste collection service

This page provides a profile of Resourceful Solutions' waste collection service - We Compost.

Project profile

Resourceful Solutions Limited was awarded more than $65,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund in 2011 to assist with the expansion of its commercial food waste collection service - We Compost.

Resourceful Solutions used the funding to buy a collection truck and branded bins for customers. An educational component was also included to increase public awareness of the benefits of diverting food waste from landfill.

Steve Rickerby, founder of We Compost, with the truck the company purchased with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund.

Source: Resourceful Solutions Limited.

We Compost now regularly collects compostable waste from businesses such as cafes, hotels, offices and shopping malls across Auckland. The collected material is taken to a licensed facility where it is processed into compost for use by North Island fruit growers.

With help from the funding, the network of businesses using the service has expanded and the We Compost service has become financially self-sufficient. Collections have steadily grown with more than 500 tonnes now being diverted from landfill each year.

Find out more

We Compost website