Back in 2009, Steve Rickerby was working at an insurance company. The office moved in to Auckland's first 5 star green rated building. As part of the rating system, staff were separating waste in to rubbish, recycling and compost but none of the large waste companies offered a service to collect the food waste and paper hand towels. There was no space to compost on site and the waste was just going to landfill.
Steve decided to solve the problem and launched We Compost collections with one bin on the back of his ute.
We Compost now collects over 15,000 kgs of organic waste each week - Servicing corporate offices, foodcourts, schools, tertiary institutes, hotels, cafes, coffee roasters and caterers. Since March 2012 We Compost has helped save over two million kgs of waste from ending up in landfill and continues to grow...
Our collection service
Friendly, efficient and reliable.
Smaller wheelie bins
Suitable for hospitality businesses and offices. We use a compostable bin liner in these bins which we replace each empty to keep the bins clean.
Small domestic collection bin and kitchen caddy
Suitable for domestic collections from a small household. $40 plus GST per month for once weekly collection. Includes bin rental but bin liners must be purchased separately ($16 plus GST per roll of 40 compostable liners).
We are a small family owned business based in Onehunga.
Founder/ Chief Bin Lifter
Info coming soon...
Gemma, Steve, Keith, JC, Jashan, Rohit, John and Meilyka.
Zero Waste Events
We offer a bespoke collection service for events which includes bin delivery, rental and collection.
We collect three streams - Compostables, commingle recycling and rubbish (Hopefully not much).
We can cater for events of all sizes from weddings through to school galas and large community events.
Products to help you sort your waste
Check out our great products to help you separate compostable waste at source.
This page will be updated soon. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and pricing.