Waikato is a huge region with pockets of zero waste activity all over the place. It’s home to some legendary waste minimisation pilgrimage sites – like Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and Seagull Centre in Thames; some real oases that make low-waste living effortless, enjoyable and delicious in locations you might least expect, like Raw Balance in Taupō; then there are places so full of options for low waste living, that there’s really no excuse, like Hamilton (a city with THREE Bin Inns?! No fair!); and finally, spots where community initiatives show how coming together and cooperating can help to reduce both waste and need, like The Sharing Shed in Te Awamutu.
Given the size of the region, we have broken the guide down into several districts, so you can peruse to your heart’s content, with relative ease (we hope!). There are some districts missing, if you are able to help us fill in some gaps, please let us know: