Green waste is Raglan's own 'closed loop' waste managment system. Green waste comes into Xtreme Waste from Raglan and surrounding districts and is piled into mounds, where it starts to break down.
About every three months, the mobile mulching machine shreds everything and lays it in long piles, called windrows. Every few weeks the digger turns the windrow as they get really hot. With the help of microbes, worms and fungus, the windrows break down into a dark and rich compost - perfect for the garden.
Compost is sold from Kaahu's Nest by the bag, cubic metre or delivered truckload. Green waste is Whaingaroa's largest volume of waste, around 40% of the total community volume.