Discounted Composting Kits
Hurunui Council has discounted food waste and pet waste composting kits available for sale from the locations below.
- Amberley transfer station.
- Hanmer Springs transfer station.
- Amberley Council offices.
- Via ordering at Amberley, Cheviot, Culverden and Hanmer Springs libraries for collection within a couple of days.
Food Waste Composting Kits
Bokashi composting kits are available for purchase, these allow food waste to be recycled into a nutrient rich compost in under half the time of normal composting.
Made from effective microorganisms (EM), molasses and plant based materials, such as sawdust, rice bran or wheat bran, bokashi is a natural product and using a special airtight container, it can be added to the following.
- Fruit and vegetables
- Left over prepared foods
- Cooked or raw meat and fish
- Egg shells
- Small pieces of bones
- Coffee grinds and tea bags
10 litre system - starter kit and a 1kg bag of Compost-Zing.
15 litre system - starter kit and a 1kg bag of Compost-Zing.
|20 litre system - starter kit and tap, with a 1kg bag of Compost-Zing.||$65.00|
Compost-Zing per 1kg bag.
|Compost Zing per 5kg bag.||$38.00|
Pet Waste Composting
Pet waste should NOT be placed in refuse bags, so Council is encouraging the use of Ensopet, an innovative in ground composting system, to manage pet waste from dogs, cats, rabbits and even guinea pigs hygienically.
Once installed, pet waste can be put in the composter and EnsoPet Starter sprinkled on top.
Micro-organisms ensure a rapid breakdown and due to this continuous cycle of composting, your composter may never fill. If it does, just move it to another location.
A composting kit includes a composter, a bag of EnsoPet Starter, tongs and instructions.
|EnsoPet Waste Composter Kit - includes 1 x 1.2kg bag of EnsoPet Starter mix.||$53.50|
|Per bag of EnsoPet Starter mix (1.2kg).||$14.00|