"To establish a waste management system for the Raglan/WhÄ?ingaroa community based on the principles of zero waste to landfill."
Xtreme Waste, formed in 2000, is a successful non-profit community enterprise working in partnership with Waikato District Council to manage Raglan's solid waste.
Within just 10 years, Xtreme Waste has helped the community to divert 75% of waste from landfill and won a Green Ribbon Award.
Xtreme Waste employs 26 local people and operates a recycling centre and transfer station, kerbside recycling, pre-paid bag refuse collection, business waste collection, street waste and recycling bins and miniskip hire. It also offers an education programme for schools, businesses and communities, funded by Waikato District Council and works in partenership with the EERST Zero Waste Education Programme.
In July 2007, Xtreme Waste successfully negotiated a seven year contract with Waikato District Council ensuring a continued commitment to zero waste.