The Onehunga Business Association, with the support of Auckland Council's waste minimisation fund, is now able to offer members a trial of six organic waste collections.

We want to divert organic waste out of the general rubbish bin and back into the earth where it came from.

    What is the organic waste collection?

    Your organic waste is collected in a bin like your other waste/recycling bins from its location on your property. This is a under a contract with Green Gorilla.

    It is collected as frequently as necessary (daily, twice weekly, weekly, fortnightly) then a whole truck-full of waste heads south to Tuakau where it’s disposed of at a commercial facility, Envirofert. Here, the compostable waste is mixed with about 10 times as much green waste, mulched together and then blasted with hot air (around 75 degrees) which over about 9 weeks, breaks everything down.

    After maturing, the fresh compost is then distributed to farms in the Pukekohe and Bombay areas.

    Cost of organic waste collections

    Onehunga Business Association with the support of Auckland Council's Waste Minimisation Fund, is paying for the first six collections of your organic waste collection by Green Gorrilla.

    Once the trial concludes, we hope that you will be contacted by a Green Gorilla representative regarding the continuation of this collection. This costs between $15.50-$19.50 per collection. This reduces your waste to landfill and frees up space in your red bin.

    How do I sign up?

    Any business is welcome to join the scheme. Please visit: to sign up for the scheme. We anticipate we will be in touch regarding your trial within 7 business days.

    Details you will need:

    • Name of business
    • Contact phone number
    • What type of business you are
    • How many employees you have?
    • Address of where your bin will be stored

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