Introducing WasteMINZ

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

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

WasteMINZ is firmly committed to increasing the capability of our industry and enhancing the sharing of knowledge.

Welcome to WasteMINZ

Formed in 1989, WasteMINZ is a membership-based organisation with over 1,000 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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Career Opportunity: Membership Coordinator, WasteMINZ

Role                                Membership Coordinator Reporting to               The Chief Executive Officer Location                     ... Read More

Career Opportunity: Solid Waste Contracts Officer, New Plymouth District Council

Passionate about waste minimisation, contract management and great customer service? New Plymouth DC are on the lookout for a motivated individual to assist with the continued development of the... Read More

China bans single-use plastic bags

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned China's major cities by the... Read More

Career Opportunity: Senior Science Advisor, Hazardous Substances and Waste, Canterbury

Do you enjoy solving real-world problems and communicating your science to a range of people? If so, Environment Canterbury Regional Council based in Christchurch has an excellent opportunity to... Read More

Proposed Waste Disposal Levy Webinar – recording

Over 100 members took the opportunity to hear from MfE regarding their proposed Waste Disposal Levy expansion, which is currently out for consultation.  Sam Buckle, Deputy Secretary Resource... Read More

Microplastics webinar – your questions answered

"Microplastics are pervasive in our environment. They are present in all environs, from the deepest ocean trenches to the highest mountains, and are being found to be ingested by more and more... Read More

Minister Eugenie Sage’s speech: Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand

Thank you Professor Juliet Gerrard and your team for the comprehensive and extremely helpful report and recommendations. Thank you too to all the stakeholders and interested parties who have... Read More

WasteMINZ on PM’s announcement on plastics

Auckland, 8 December 2019: The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, presented the 262-page report on ‘Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand’ to the Prime... Read More

Upcoming Events

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Interactive Workshop: Mental Fitness in Today's World

If you want to keep your body fit, you must do some regular exercise. But when it comes to the health of our minds, few of us take the time to maintain and improve it. We live in wonderful times... 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

National Food Waste Prevention Project

The National Food Waste Prevention Project was an initiative of the WasteMINZ Behaviour Change Sector Group. A number of councils around New Zealand had indicated interest in running a 'Love Food... Read More