30 Nov 2023

Auckland's food waste to renewable energy scheme

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 30 November 2023

An Auckland food scrap collection service has saved nine million kilograms of organic food waste from landfill, with the scraps converted into renewable energy and liquid fertiliser at New Zealand's only anaerobic digestion facility.

The first food scraps begin in Waitakere in April - with 440,000 bins delivered to residents so far. 

Parul Sood is Auckland Council's waste solutions general manager.

food scraps collection bin

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