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Kia Ora and Welcome!


At the Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, we offer information on sustainability, run courses and events, sell worms and worm farms, collect dead batteries, printer toners, fluorescent lights, coffee pods, mobile phones and e-waste (electronic waste) and much more for recycling and safe disposal. 


You can also view our demonstration urban backyard (plants, veges, herbs, rainwater tanks, working worm farm and compost bins). Inside we have plenty of information on energy efficiency and solar power, along with lots of sustainability related products for sale.


Come and visit us at 1004 Karamu Road, Hastings to find out more about how you can help yourself and Hawke's Bay to become more sustainable. 

      Day
Opening Hours
      Wednesday
8.30am - 3.30pm
      Thursday
10am - 5pm
      Friday
9am - 3pm

The Environment Centre is staffed predominantly by volunteers, so while we aim to be open during these hours, regretfully this is sometimes not possible. If you'd like to check that we're here, just call before you visit.

  • Worm farming expertise, including sales of farms, worms, accessories as well as free public education
    Worm farming expertise, including sales of farms, worms, accessories as well as free public education
  • Learn about composting with us
    Learn about composting with us
  • Gardening Workshops
    Gardening Workshops
  • We work with others to undertake environmental enhancement throughout Hawke's Bay - this one was a beach cleanup
    We work with others to undertake environmental enhancement throughout Hawke's Bay - this one was a beach cleanup
  • Attend a composting workshop where you'll learn about soil nutrition and organic waste management
    Attend a composting workshop where you'll learn about soil nutrition and organic waste management
  • E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners
    E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners


We work closely with the Ministry for the Environment in looking after our environment and couldn't do much of our work without their support. 

Here's their vision for NZ - A Generation from Now.