Our Daily Waste believes in a whole system approach to waste prevention, and the following services are designed to future proof your business or organisation against rising waste costs:

  • cost-benefit analysis of current waste practices
  • comprehensive waste audits
  • advice about waste infrastructure, enclosures and bin systems
  • consultation with waste contractors
  • packaging advice and design
  • training and health and safety for property managers and cleaners
  • staff/client education
  • sustainable/ethical procurement advice
  • ongoing monitoring of waste outputs and publication of results

City Councils

Christchurch City Council Event

Christchurch City Council Event with composting packaging

Our Iconic-Grid Design© has been designed to assist local Councils in achieving best practice Recycling for their area.

We use the colours already at use in your area, and include signage for all waste streams to help reduce contamination rates. Our products can be adapted to suit a wide range of education resources, including:

  • 240l wheelie bin lids for events
  • pamphlets
  • stickers
  • posters
  • fridge magnets
  • tea towels
  • banners

To discuss how we can help with recycling education in your area please email Sharon McIver or go to our contacts page.


Consumers are increasingly choosing to support sustainable businesses, and you can help your customers feel good about choosing you by taking responsibility for your waste and packaging.

ODW signage designed for Gap Filler after consultation process.

ODW signage designed for Gap Filler after consultation process.

We offer original solutions to responsible product stewardship and on-site waste, and offer the following services:

  • customised recycling signage
  • comprehensive waste audits
  • sourcing/designing appropriate systems for your requirements
  • packaging advice and design
  • education resources showing customers how to dispose of your packaging
  • education in achieving permanent waste reduction
  • advice about sustainable/ethical procurement
  • ongoing monitoring and reporting

To discuss with us how you can reduce your impact on the environment, please email Sharon McIver or go to our contacts page.


Our Daily Waste works closely with runanga/iwi to provide recycling systems that are in line with tikanga Māori and feature items most commonly found on marae. To ensure a permanent reduction of all waste streams, our services include:

  • sourcing/designing low cost systems appropriate for your requirements
  • customised signage featuring items common to your marae
  • comprehensive waste audits
  • education
  • advice about environmental and socially responsible procurement
  • ongoing monitoring and reporting

To discuss with us how you can help clean up Aotearoa and work out a package to suit your needs, email Sharon McIver or go to our contacts page.

The Iconic-Grid Design© and all design and images are the copyright property of Our Daily Waste Ltd.



Education is key to achieving any environmental or social change, and Our Daily Waste supports its programmes by offering talks, workshops, and lectures for any organisation wanting to find out more about best practice recycling and waste prevention (free to schools, community groups and iwi in areas where we operate).

To book Dr. Sharon McIver please email or go to Contacts page.

Past sustainability related teaching and speaking engagements include:

  • TEZA, Creative Quarter, New Brighton, November 2013
  • Selwyn House School Visit, August 2013. See their 8C Happenings blog for more.
  • Tauranga Region Kindergarten Association Conference, July 2012 (Keynote speaker)
  • NZAEE 6 th Biennial Conference, January 2012, Hamilton
  • Acts Conference, September 2011, Adelaide (A presentation on earthquake resiliance)
  • Eco-my-flat (University of Canterbury, 2009-12)