Region Served: Restaurants and cafes on Waiheke Island
The Compost Co. provides a small-scale organic waste collection service for restaurants and cafes on Waiheke Island. They are currently at maximum capacity but interested venues can go on a waiting list.
Where standards exist all compostable packaging needs to be certified under either the European Standard EN13432, the American Standard ASTM D 6400 or the Australian Standard AS4736,
The Compost Co. will not accept:
Non-compostable products or those containing non-compostable components
Any material contaminated with human or pet biosolids, e.g., soiled nappy liners, dog poo in compostable plastic bags
Heatproof CPLA material as it requires temperatures of 85+ degrees to break down
The Compost Co. reserves the right to reject any packaging that is presented as ‘compostable packaging’, even if listed as an acceptable input if found to be detrimental in any way to The Compost Co. composting methods, or to The Compost Co. compost products.
The Compost Co. accepts limited amounts of contamination but reserves the right to end customer subscriptions if persistent. Contamination such as plastics significantly compromises the quality of our compost.
The Compost Co operates on a subscription model for cafes and restaurants on Waiheke.
New Zealand facilities that accept compostable packaging and food serviceware