Why choose us

Repurposing wood residues & diverting wood waste from landfills

We work closely with councils and local governments to help them access a circular economy. Our products are made from repurposed wood residues and natural materials that positively impact the environment. 

We believe in being resourceful and making the most of what we've been given. Keeping waterways clean and diverting wood waste from landfills which helps mitigate the risks associated to climate change.

Why choose AzwoodLandfill diversion
Our commitment to the environment


At Azwood, we’re always looking for new ways to repurpose resources, eliminate waste, and help our partners find sustainable solutions for their goals and needs.

Sustainability is central to everything we do. From sourcing materials, managing production processes, and working closely with suppliers and partners.

Sustainability at Azwood

Partnering with local councils

We provide natural and environmentally friendly products and sustainable services to local councils across the South Island.

Our products and services include:

  • 01

    Keeping waterways and communities clean

    By removing slash from forests

  • 02

    Repurposing local forestry residues

    Into a host of natural products

  • 03

    Certified natural playground surfacing

    For safe play environments

  • 04

    Soils and compost

    To increase soil health for community garden areas

  • 05

    Landscaping barks and mulch

    For local council projects

  • 06

    Natural rain garden media

    For stormwater management bioretention

  • 07

    Wastewater air and foul air treatment

    For natural air emissions and odour biofiltration

  • 08

    Wood energy for heating requirements

    Such as buildings, laundry drying services, and swimming pools

Product guarantee

Council approved solutions

Local councils throughout the South Island use Azwood® biofiltration and bioretention natural mixes for their water management projects. 

All our natural biofiltration and bioretention mixes are council-approved and developed specifically for each project and location.

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Quality you can trust


When you buy our products, you can trust that they are made to the highest quality standards.

These products include BioGro-certified organic compost, certified wood energy, and New Zealand standard-certified playground surfacing.

CertificationsSupply guarantees

Products & services

  • Forestry services
    Post operations residue clean-up and repurposing services
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  • Landscaping supplies
    Natural barks, mulch, soils and playground surfacing for council landscaping projects
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  • Commercial fuels
    Renewable wood energy for schools and hospitals
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  • Soil health
    Compost for community garden projects
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  • Bioretention
    Bioretain natural customised bark mix for a rain garden or stormwater management project
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  • Biofiltration
    Biofilm natural bark mix for odour control & wastewater treatement management
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What our customers say
Case study

Biofiltration media for odour control

With several options available for wastewater odour control, Christchurch City Council found Azwood® biofiltration media to be cost-effective and the most environmentally friendly. 

“We’ve done a lot of experimentation into odour control, and Azwood’s biofiltration does a great job. Communication with the team at Azwood is good, and our guys can come and pick up directly from the yard.” – Michael Sheffield, Christchurch City Council

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