Introducing WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ is the largest representative body of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors in New Zealand.

Welcome to WasteMINZ

Formed in 1989, WasteMINZ is a membership-based organisation with over 1,400 members – from small operators through to councils and large companies.

We are the authoritative voice on waste, resource recovery and contaminated land in New Zealand and seek to achieve ongoing and positive development of our industry through strengthening relationships, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing and championing the implementation of best practice standards. 

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Latest Posts

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Govt announces funding to reduce C&D waste

The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to... Read More

Last days to apply for weighbridge funding

Up to $2.2m in funding for new weighbridge infrastructure is available to eligible applicants, as part of the Government's Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). Applications are being... Read More

Government takes action on problem plastics

Environment Minister David Parker has announced that some problem plastics and six single-use plastics will be phased out by July 2025.  The plastics being phased out are: hard to recycle... Read More

Resource Management System Reform – proposed Natural and Built Environments Act

The proposed Natural and Built Environments Act is the main replacement for the Resource Management Act (1991). It’s all about enabling development within environmental limits. How would it do... Read More

Climate Change Commission ambitious on waste

The Climate Change Commission has delivered its first advice to the Government, and has clearly listened to many of our industry's concerns.  It has boosted its target to reduce biogenic methane... Read More

NZ and Australian PMs work together on waste

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison met recently in Queenstown, and reached agreement on several issues, including issues related to the circular economy. Their joint statement included the... Read More

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors have been passed into law, and will come into effect on 20 August 2021. "These regulations provide consistent rules across the country and give regional... Read More

Infrastructure Commission calls for feedback on strategy

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published its proposed direction for a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.  The document includes strategies for... Read More

Upcoming Events

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CLM Networking Event (Wellington)

After 2020 we're all ready for some in-person interaction so we're taking our CLM Networking events back on the road in 2021! Please join us for our next CLM Networking event in Wellington,... Read More


WasteMINZ Annual Conference 2021 - Save the date!

Tomorrow, today: After 2020’s upheavals, it’s time to focus on the future again, and on the transformational change underway in our sector. There is much to do. New Zealand, and the world, is... Read More


KCTL Trainer Refresher

If your KCTL Trainer warrant has expired (or is due to expire) then book onto one of the KCTL Trainer Refresher workshops. KCTL Trainer Refresher Auckland workshop is being held on 8 November... Read More


KCTL Train the Trainer

If you're a new KCTL Trainer then book into one of the KCTL Train the Trainer workshops. KCTL Train the Trainer Auckland workshop is being held on 9 November 2021. RSVP here Read More

Latest Projects

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National Waste Data Framework Project

Background: In July 2013 WasteMINZ applied to the Government's Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) to develop a national waste data framework. The application was made with the support of a wide... Read More

New Zealand's agreed colours, signage and te reo Māori translations for rubbish and recycling bins

Colours of Rubbish and Recycling Bins Until October 2015, councils and businesses in New Zealand had used a variety of colours to indicate what items can be recycled in what bins. This created... Read More