Introducing WasteMINZ

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

WasteMINZ is the largest representative body of the waste and resource recovery sector in New Zealand. Formed in 1989 it 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 and resource recovery 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.  Find out more about WasteMINZ.

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Rapid Antigen Testing for businesses in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health has released an update on Rapid Antigen Testing for businesses in New Zealand. The COVID-19 Testing Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand published on 26 November supports a... Read More

Covid-19 Protection Framework supported by new testing and contact tracing

A new national testing strategy will be introduced with the start of the Covid-19 Protection Framework system, it will provide better protection for high-risk groups as New Zealand transitions to... Read More

C&D waste minimisation – government procurement targets

The Government has made a significant step towards reducing construction and demolition waste through government procurement. From 1 April 2022, agencies covered by the Carbon Neutral Government... Read More

Wainui Beach School win $25,000 Rinse, Recycle, Repeat prize

After a month long campaign encouraging New Zealanders to rinse their recycling before they put it in their recycling bins, WasteMINZ is excited to announce the winner of $25,000 is Wainui Beach... Read More

WasteMINZ webinars on ERP and Waste Strategy coming up

WasteMINZ will be hosting two webinars for our members, one for the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) and one for the Waste Strategy and legislation, with MfE presenting an overview of the proposals... Read More

Minutes from WasteMINZ Annual General meeting

The minutes from the 2021 Waste Management Institute New Zealand Inc. Annual General meeting are now available here. The meeting took place on Tuesday 19 October 2021 and was livestreamed due to... Read More

New Zealanders get their say on plan to reduce waste

WasteMINZ welcomes the release today of the announcement of a new waste strategy consultation paper from The Ministry for the Environment. It is great news that our sector has been invited to have... Read More

Have your say and shape the emissions reduction plan

Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change has released Aotearoa New Zealand' first emissions reduction plan, which will set the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. It will also... Read More

Upcoming Events

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WasteMINZ Annual Conference 2022 - Save the date!

Tomorrow, today: After 2020 and 2021’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... 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