New Plymouth Sustainable Living Info

Sign up for access to the study guide

New Plymouth District Council became a member of the programme in July 2015 but did not renew for 2017-2018 year, so previous users from the public will find their free access passwords have changed.  We'd love to have your Council back in our team but meanwhile individual household or community organisation subscriptions can be arranged for a fee - contact to arrange!

More information on a key local NGO partner Taranaki Environmental Education Trust.

Suggestions for additional local public information content on this page (not commercial advertising) by email to 

Workplace sustainability info for New Plymouth here.

Waste minimisation

  • Recycling, e-waste and green waste information for New Plymouth. Roadside recycling collection uses wheelie bins.
  • Use BioBoost safe garden fertiliser (pictured in blue container) made from heat-dried biosolids at the council's waste water plant, to close the loop



Eco-Design of buildings



Energy & power bills

Getting around NP

  • Let’s Go – NPDC's award winning active travel programme encouraging people to choose walking, biking and bussing over car trips. Enjoy our coastal pathways on foot, kids' scooter or bike.

Taranaki Environmental Education Trust

The Trust currently facilitates the Sustinable Living Programme in the New Plymouth District through the 'Taranaki Environment Centre' (formerly named HIVE Taranki).

The Environment Centre is located at Metro Plaza, Shop 3, 33 Devon Street West. Do call in or check the new website for more information on future living skills in Taranaki. 

A useful directory of local organisations is published on that website and also on Pinterest.


Tip: Summer Veges 365!
Drying, freezing and bottling foods will preserve summer's garden harvest. Guide available at our Food guide.