Nelson Environment Centre’s Ecoland site opened in January 2017.



In June 2017 the Nelson Organic Co-op moved in with us and now run our joint shop retailing their products and Nelson Environment Centre sourced products.  The shop provides a retail experience that encourages zero waste and sustainability throughout it’s product lines.  Our staff and volunteers are available to provide information, advice and recommendations.  Profits from the sale of NEC sourced products help fund Kai Rescue and our environmental educational activities.

Organic Green Grocer  Organic Green Grocer - 2

Our Electronic Waste recycling service accepts electronic items for recycling.  Charges apply dependent on the item.  The charge relates to the cost to NEC of handling and ethically recycling the item.

Learn more about the services we offer here.

Recycle your electronic waste at our Ecoland site NOW and take advantage of the $20 Nelson City Council subsidy for ratepayers only (one per year).

We support national initiatives to encourage the implementation of mandatory product stewardship schemes for e-waste to ensure that the manufacturers, retailers and importers take responsibility for the costs of recovery and recycling of their products throughout the whole lifecycle.


Kai Rescue collects food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell. Saved from landfill this food is redistributed to local charities who work with those in need.  Up to the end of April 2018 Kai Rescue has diverted over 90 tonnes of food.

Learn more about our service here.

Ruth, Jenny and Gileen rescuing feijoa juice bladders on the first day!