swap, share, recycle

There's loads of green community initiatives you can be involved in around Cromwell. Got one to share? Drop us a line at info@connectcromwell.nz We'd love to hear about your project and add it to the list!

Community Pantry

Drop surplus cans, produce or other food to the stall at the rear of Cromwell House, (in alley way behind the sushi shop). Take what you need and let other's know about it!

Cromwell reBoot

Drop your old laptop to Paperplus to be converted with a school-friendly system and donated to local school students. info@connectcromwell.nz

Mohiki Trust Reforestation

Join a community-based native plant restoration group helping encourage native birds and restoring native floral around Cromwell. mohikitrust@gmail.com

Cromwell Crop Swap

Swap and share garden and kitchen surplus with fellow gardeners on a Saturday morning(except in winter) at CromwellHeritage Precinct info@connectcromwell.nz

Lilliput Library

Drop your books to the little library on a pole, through the old bakery at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and help yourself to some fresh reading material


Drop your tired or deceased cellphone to the Cromwell Public Library and CODC will take for recycling. If it can be revamped RE: MOBILE, a Ministry for the Environment-accredited scheme will collect it for rehoming. This scheme has already raised over $3 million for Kiwi charities.

The Rubbish Trip

A couple who travel teaching easy ways to live more waste-free. Check out their website for fantastic tips and feel good making small changes.

Guardians of Lake Lake Dunstan

This group are working to form a Management Plan to ensure our lake cared for properly for future generations to enjoy.

Keep it Green Cromwell

This volunteer group bought Ideal Cup keep cups to Cromwell and makes the Boomerang Bags you see around town. Follow on facebook via the button below for their latest initiatives.