There's a push for marae in the Far North to get on board with the recycling kaupapa.
The Para Kore (Zero Waste) programme has been rolled out to marae in Waikato, Taranaki and Tāmaki Makaurau, and now marae in the Far North are getting involved.
The programme spokesperson, Jacqui Forbes, said advisors provided marae with resources, such as bins and signs, and ongoing support to recycle everything that's not wanted.
The goal is for all marae in Aotearoa to have no waste by 2020.
Ms Forbes said recycling acknowledged and valued the whakapapa of Māori.
She said Māori had a relationship with all natural resources and materials that were used every day, therefore she said it made sense that when something was no longer wanted, that it was still valued and time was taken to sort it out.