Address: 40 Metro Place Bromley
Region Served: Christchurch
Plastic free compostable serviceware (e.g. bagasse, card) that has been pre-approved by the site operator is accepted. This must be transported to site via an approved waste collection provider and must have a pre-sort to remove contamination before reaching site. Click here for more information.
No compostable packaging or food service waste can be placed in the Christchurch green kerbside collection bins. Click here for more information.
In general, Living Earth will accept ‘compostable packaging’
Living Earth will not accept ‘compostable packaging’ that is:
Where standards exist ‘compostable packaging’ must be certified under the European Standard EN13432 or the Australian standard AS4736, which is the European Standard plus an earthworm toxicity test.
Any compostable packaging must be pre-approved by the site operator. Pre-approval can be gained via an approved waste company (see below).
Living Earth reserve the right to reject any packaging that is presented as ‘compostable packaging’, even if certified under these standards, if found to be detrimental in any way to the Living Earth composting methods, or to Living Earth compost products.
Living Earth will accept delivery of compostable packaging via approved waste companies only provided a pre -sort has been completed to remove contamination.
The following companies are Living Earth approved contractors
The Living Earth composting process can be viewed here.