Why Waste

Why Waste

Why Waste Worms is the only subscription-based worm farm model worldwide. It hires out worm farms to customers who receive ongoing service and maintenance.

Why Waste is transforming biodegradable waste into fertile soil. Its goal is to extend the network throughout Aotearoa to minimise waste, build soil, and increase community resilience.

By applying circular economy concepts to vermi-composting, the business is offering a product (worm farms) as a service (subscription-based with ongoing servicing). Subscribers get all the benefits of a worm farm without ownership. Worm farms have a hugely beneficial impact on our biodegradable waste stream. Why Waste Worms supplies to residential addresses, businesses and other organisations. Notable partners include: Bay of Plenty District Health Board (Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals), Trustpower, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Beca. 

Why Waste has diverted more than 250,000kg of waste from landfill since starting in 2014. It has more than doubled membership in the last year.