We are Auckland’s leading commercial compostable waste collection service.

What we do

We Compost now collect over 50,000 kg of organic waste each week — servicing corporate offices, schools, tertiary institutes, medical institutes, homes, hotels, cafes, restaurants, coffee-roasters and caterers. Since 2012, We Compost has saved over 8 million kg of waste going to landfill.

Our story

Back in 2009, founder Steve Rickerby was working at an insurance company. When the company moved into Auckland’s first 5-star green rated building the staff were required to separate rubbish as part of the rating system. Recycling, rubbish and compost were taken care of, however, none of the large waste companies offered a service to collect the food waste and paper hand towels. There was no space to compost onsite and the waste was going straight to landfill.

Steve decided to solve the problem by launching We Compost — with one bin on the back of his ute.


Our team

Led by Steve and Gemma, we are a small family-owned and operated business based in Mangere Bridge, Auckland.


Community Support


These groups are doing great things for the community so we help them do great things with their waste.

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