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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WasteMINZ is recruiting!

2020 has been a year of change for many organisations, and WasteMINZ is no different.  We are currently recruiting for two positions.  The first is for a new Communications Advisor, and the... Read More

Are you a food waster? Learn to love a list

Media release 16 November 2020 New research from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign reveals 74% of us claim to use a shopping list, but only 55% of us actually stick to... Read More

Sector Group submissions on the Ministry for the Environment consultation: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

The Ministry for the Environment has announced a consultation on banning some problematic plastics and some single use plastic items. There are two proposals being consulted on: banning some... Read More

Wecome to our newest Board members

WasteMINZ is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Board members following the AGM on 19 October 2020. They are: David Howie - General Manager Lower North Island, Waste Managment NZ... Read More

WasteMINZ AGM report 19 October 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Waste Management Institute New Zealand Inc, was held at 4.30pm, 19 October 2020.  Nineteen members were present in Auckland and the meeting was also... Read More

How can we reduce construction and demolition waste?

  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently completed a public consultation on: Building for Climate Change: Transforming operational efficiency and reducing... Read More

Media release: Waste industry gathers to look beyond COVID

New Zealand’s largest annual gathering of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors takes place next week. The Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) is holding... Read More

Anchor’s plant-based milk bottle explained

Fonterra is moving some of its Anchor milk bottle range from conventional fossil based plastics to non-biodegradable biobased plastics, which can be recycled and repurposed in the same way as... Read More

Upcoming Events

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07Dec
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) Training - Auckland

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... Read More

08Dec
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) - Christchurch

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... Read More

15Dec
2020
4:30pm

WasteMINZ Member Networking Event

On behalf of the WasteMINZ Board you are invited to attend our member networking function on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at Morrison Low & Associates in Newmarket from 4.30pm - 6pm. This event is... Read More

09Feb
2021
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) - Wellington

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... 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