DemoSite HB Enviro Centre

Hawke's Bay 

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 (with bees, native plants, veges, herbs, rainwater tanks, innovative reuse of materials, our working worm farm and compost heap). Inside we have displays on energy efficiency and solar power, along with lots of sustainability related products for sale.


Come and visit us 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.

  • Gardening Workshops
    Gardening Workshops
  • Find us at public events and expos
    Find us at public events and expos
  • You will find us at 809 Karamu Road North, Hastings and we have parking out the front!
    You will find us at 809 Karamu Road North, Hastings and we have parking out the front!
  • We have rainwater tanks on display
    We have rainwater tanks on display
  • 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
  • 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
  • Have fun while volunteering!
    Have fun while volunteering!
  • We operate a number of education programmes in schools, including teaching kids about worm farming as a way to deal with your organic kitchen waste
    We operate a number of education programmes in schools, including teaching kids about worm farming as a way to deal with your organic kitchen waste
  • Our demonstration backyard showcases lots of small things that add up to a sustainable way of life - here are our two active worm farms
    Our demonstration backyard showcases lots of small things that add up to a sustainable way of life - here are our two active worm farms
  • E-Waste is accepted from households and businesses for safe and proper recycling
    E-Waste is accepted from households and businesses for safe and proper recycling
  • E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners
    E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners
Gardening Workshops
Gardening Workshops


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.