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Local businesses are food waste heroes

Sunday December 29 2019

We want to say a huge thank you to Palmy businesses, who've helped stop 1,000 tonnes of food waste ending up in landfill – that's the equivalent of 1,000 elephants!

Photo shows 4kg of bread, fruit, vegetables, meat, cereal and other food found in household rubbish bins.

Just 4kg of food found in rubbish bins.

Palmerston North City Council is noticing a number of local businesses becoming more environmentally friendly, and that is so exciting for us to see.

We collect the food waste and then turn it into compost that then ends up around our city's parks and reserves.

If your business is keen to be part of the scheme, or use our commercial recycling service, get in touch. We're here to help make it as easy as possible for you to do the right thing.

Find out more about our commercial recycling service

We provide three service options, including a food waste collection.