Future Post Partnership

Future Post Partnership

We are extremely proud of our partnership with Future Post and to be part of a drive to sustainably make a difference in our environment with what we do with our waste.

Every day Hill Labs receives hundreds of samples from customers around the country, typically in a plastic container such as a bottle or a bag. It can be difficult to recycle these containers because of the labels and residual sample material (e.g. particles of soil, or some water). We partnered with Future Post because they have developed a product and a process that is tolerant of these impurities. 

Each month Hill Labs supplies Future Post with over 50,000 items made up of sampling bottles and bags, consumable items such as vials and pipette tips, as well as staff domestic flexible packaging and a significant amount of other flexible packaging from around the business. These are used to create durable fence posts with an expected life exceeding 50 years. These are sold back to many of our agricultural customers. 

We are proud to be diverting this waste from landfills and we know this is an important step in the right direction for our company, valued by both our staff and our clients. 

To find out more about Future Post visit their website at https://www.futurepost.co.nz/ or connect with them on Facebook.

What our customers have to say

"We've always found them to be responsive in getting results back and giving advice on problems we might be facing."

Andrew Hutchinson, Technical Manager, Turners & Growers

"We strongly recommend Hill Labs as a sound testing service provider to the honey industry."

Nick Walker, Technical Manager, Egmont Honey

"Their sample registration system has made things simple and seamless - collect, scan and send!"

Mathew Bannister, Compliance Manager, First Fresh New Zealand


As a New Zealand accredited laboratory by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), Hill Labs' commitment to quality is tantamount to our overall operating philosophy. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.