Pae Cycle

Pae Cycle

Pae Cycle is a local service that collects household food scraps and turns them into compost for the community garden.


Food scraps are a precious resource we use to grow more food.

Currently, 28 percent of Kāpiti’s kerbside rubbish collected is kitchen scraps. When added to landfill, these resources generate leachate and methane that contribute to environmental pollution and climate change.

Recycling your food scraps may also allow you to rent a smaller rubbish bin each month!

Who we are

We are part of Paekākāriki Orchard and Gardens, Paekākāriki’s community garden group.

Our aim

We grow and provide nutritious organic fruit and veges for our community.

How it works

We supply a bin and run pickups on Tuesdays. There’s a $25 set up fee after which we suggest a monthly koha.

We’re modeling our composting operation on Newtown’s successful Kai Cycle scheme – check it out.

Sign up at: [email protected] or phone 027-281-1570

Read our story here