What is greenwaste?
Greenwaste is stuff like tree branches, leaves, grass, dead shrubs, weeds and flowers. They are the key ingredients that Living Earth composts at its sites in Auckland and Christchurch.
What are recycled wood chips?
Broken or damaged wooden pallets on which products are delivered in to stores, this wood is untreated and is sent to Living Earth to be recycled into wood chips for creating our famous mulch blends.
How do I make sure my greenwaste is recycled into Living Earth Compost in Auckland?
By sending it to one of the greenwaste drop-off points around Auckland or arranging for a home collection. For a list of sites and greenwaste collectors who drop off to Puketutu, Click Greenwaste.
How does the composting operation work in Auckland?
In Auckland the greenwaste is shredded and then laid out in in long rows. Then it is turned regularly so that all parts of the pile reach the 55 degrees required. Within 3 to 4 months the compost is ready and is safe to use back in the garden.
Living Earth - Rural Faq - Auckland