Start your holiday by planning to leave nothing behind. We encourage visitors to think about the waste they bring to the island, including food packaging, bait packaging and glass waste. If you bring it to the island, consider taking it back with you.

Aotea waste busting initiatives

Anamata Preloved Craft – Preloved and reuasable items can be donated and are given a new lease of life at 66b Gray Road, just down from the landfill.

Reusable Cups – Bring your own or they available from most cafes, you can even purhcase a quirky one from local Shoal Bay pottery as a souvenir.

Refill Stations – The Rocks Bottle Shop run a refill station, to fill up a flagon with fresh, chilled local brew. 

Bulk Bins – Stonewall Store and Claris Store have a great selection of non packaging bulk bin products.

Community Gardens – At Medlands, next to St Johns Op Shop. The perfect place to dispose of your compostable food waste and get inspired by the bountiful gardens.

Community Pantry – Located at Mulberry Grove School, Okiwi school and Medands Community Gardens. Fresh produce and non perishables can be left there to share with others.