Two Day Course

Upcoming training dates:

  • Helensville, Auckland – 30th June & 1 July
  • Tauranga – 9th & 10th August
  • Dunedin – 25th & 26th August

Join zero waste leaders for an engaging and fun two-day training course that provides a comprehensive overview of the resource recovery sector. It is suited for people interested in expanding their environmental, zero waste and resource recovery knowledge and for those who are currently employed or seeking employment in the community and waste sector.

This course provides theoretical knowledge and a practical understanding of the industry.

What we cover:

  • Concepts & context
    • Delve into zero waste concepts, principles & philosophies.
      • The story of waste
      • What is zero waste
      • Māori cultural perspectives
      • Landfills & incineration
      • Roles of government & councils
      • Getting to know the wider sector
  • Zero Waste Activities
    • Explore all zero waste activities & understand the environmental, economic & social benefits.
      • Education & behaviour change
      • Zero waste living
      • Zero waste events
      • Waste audits
      • Reuse Activities
      • Practical product stewardship
  • Recyclable Resources
    • Learn about journey of reusable goods from consumer to resale.
      • Identifying recyclable resources
      • The resource recovery journey
      • Recyclable materials
      • Organics & composting
  • Practical Block (varies from site to site)
    • Hands on experience at an operating resource recovery centre.
      • Site tour
      • Health & safety
      • Machinery & equipment 

The cost for the two days is $280 excl GST per attendee for community group participants and $550 excl GST per attendee for commercial/council attendees.

If this seems like a great deal for groups, it is. The project is generously supported by the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund, and Auckland Council allowing us to offer subsidies to community groups, in support of the building of a strong community resource recovery sector.

For more info on the courses or to register email isy@zerowaste.co.nz or call 027 4622 202

You can download the course flyer here