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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19 projects will clean up and protect waterways

9 January 2021  $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground... Read More

New regulations for the trade in plastic waste 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021 you will need a permit from the Environmental Protection Authority before you can import or export certain types of plastic waste. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ The... Read More

Disposal to Land Sector Group submission on the Freshwater NES

  The Disposal to Land Sector Group made a submission to Minister David Parker (copying in Minister Grant Robertson, Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore) on 30 November on the... Read More

Tackling problem plastics – last chance to have your say

Submissions close Friday (4 December) for proposals to phase-out more single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics  Ministry for the Environment is reminding New Zealanders that the four month public... Read More

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

Welcome 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

Upcoming Events

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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