Waste Not has been at the forefront of providing waste minimisation consulting services in New Zealand since 1997. Originally operated by the Waste Not Auckland Charitable Trust (with initial funding from the Tindall Foundation and the Zero Waste Trust), Waste Not Consulting has been employee-owned since 2006 and remains one of the few specialist solid waste consultancies in the country.

Until recently, Waste Not Consulting was co-owned by directors Bruce Middleton and Sunshine Yates. Under this partnership, Waste Not built up an impressive track record, having worked on projects for a range of government, business and non-profit clients.

After 15 years in the waste industry, Sunshine has decided to step back from her role at Waste Not and explore other opportunities for herself. We expect she will be involved with projects occasionally.


Waste Not continues to pride itself on delivering client satisfaction. We are committed to what we do and care intensely about the quality of the services we deliver. We believe this is reflected in the excellent long-term client relationships we have developed.