Address: Tip Road, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 356 8199
Region Served: Palmerston North
Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) accepts approved compostable packaging via its own food waste collection service and events recycling service only.
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.
PNCC have approved the following list of products for acceptance at their facility:
PNCC will not accept:
PNCC are currently undertaking trials for the acceptance of the following products:
PNCC 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 PNCC composting methods, or to PNCC compost products.
Fundamental to the success of composting appropriate service ware is the issue of contamination. Contamination such as plastics significantly compromises the quality of our compost product. If PNCC receives contaminated material it will be diverted to landfill –and a penalty fee will be charged.
PNCC does not currently accept delivery of compostable packaging from individual members of the public, businesses or any other waste provider. The service is provided only through PNCC’s commercial food waste collection and event recycling service.