Event Sustainability (CFPE)

It's who you know.

Did we mention that we’re the proud Sustainability Partner and preferred waste provider for the Christchurch City Council’s (CCC) Event Production Team who deliver many of the city’s major events?  We are also privileged enough to be the preferred waste provider for Team Event who are responsible for delivering great events like The South Island Wine & Food Festival, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival and Electric Avenue Music Festival.

Sustainably is a division of Total Waste Solutions who has a contract with the Christchurch City Council to sort waste as their major events held over the Summer. We have also gained contracts with a number of private events to offer the same service.

Composting Food Packaging at Events (CFPE)

As part of our relationship with the CCC we get to implement their hugely successful waste sorting initiative, Composting Food Packaging at Events (CFPE).  We do this at their events as well as a number of privately run events (like Team Events).  The initiative has gained national recognition since its development in 2016 and involves the sorting of waste with the addition of a green organics stream.  Food vendors use a set of approved packaging which then gets composted via the green stream along with any food waste.  So far CFPE has diverted over 100 tonnes of waste away from landfill and we are stoked to have been a part of this.  We think CFPE has the potential to make Ōtautahi the cleanest, greenest event city in New Zealand and we couldn’t be happier to be on board for the ride.


If you’re an event organiser and are interested in having your event participate in standard event waste sorting or the CFPE initiative, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. If you want to get involved from a fundraising perspective check out the Fundraising Opportunities page for more details.



Our Dedicated Event Waste Service Team

Not only is our Events & Sustainability Manager Kat passionate about sustainability she’s also an Event Manager by trade so understands the complexities of working with semi-permanent event sites. Her years of experience means she thinks like an Event Manager so you can be assured that she’ll make your event waste issues a thing of the past.  She’s been involved with the development and planning of events like The World Buskers Festival, NZ IceFest, The Christchurch Lantern Festival and WORD Christchurch (to name but a few).  And, in her previous role at the Christchurch City Council, she played a key part in the development of CFPE (the initiative we were just telling you about). Kat has made it her personal quest to clean up Ōtautahi events so get in touch now to talk everything sustainability - kat@totalwastesolutions.co.nz