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Information on free onsite and outreach waste minimisation and sustainability programmes for schools across the Selwyn District.

Join us for our Open Day on the 2nd of April!

On the day:

  • Join Mayor Sam Broughton for our official opening at 10am.
  • Learn about inspiring and informative programmes, for you, your school, or your community group.
  • Try out activities that will make you think twice about what you put in the rubbish bin.
  • Learn about the ReConnect Project (including a planned secondhand shop).
  • Have a go at making bees wax wraps (12-1pm).

We would love to see you there, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at

Who are we?

ReDiscover provides free waste minimisation and sustainability programmes for schools and community groups across the Selwyn District.

These programmes are hands-on, interactive and feature solutions-based activities for all ages.

Our programmes have been designed around the Waste Hierarchy and are separated among the top four tiers, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover. Interwoven is the concept of the Circular Economy. By using the Waste Hierarchy and the Circular Economy models within our programmes we can compare current economic systems to future ones.

Our on-site programmes are targeted towards primary, intermediate and high school students and are based at the Pines Resource Recovery Park. We make use of this unique learning environment by providing place-based learning within a working resource recovery park and large-scale composting facility.

Our outreach programmes are targeted towards early childhood students and provide kaimahi and tamariki with an opportunity to investigate waste management and reduction practices within their own classroom.

Check out our programme booklet [PDF, 881 KB].

For any queries or questions please contact

ReDiscover is a place:

For people to reconnect with Papatūānuku, our land, our planet, our home.

To ignite passion and facilitate change.

To learn about the effects our waste has on the environment and more importantly, provide solutions to these problems.

Click a programme below to find out more and make a booking for 2023.

Outreach: Early Childhood Programmes

On-Site: Primary, Intermediate and High School

How to find us: