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, resource recovery and contaminated land management sectors in New Zealand. Formed in 1989 it is a membership-based organisation with over 1,500 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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Latest Posts

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Covid-19-mask exemptions

New mask exemption card being introduced from the end of May. People who have genuine reasons for not being able to wear a face mask can access a new personalised exemption card from the end of... Read More

Detection of Natural Organic Matter in the Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Method

Authors: Graham Corban, Hill Laboratories; Terry Cooney, Analytica Laboratories Date: April 2022 Abstract Positive detections of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) – also known as biogenic... Read More

Latest state of the environment report released – MfE

A comprehensive assessment of New Zealand’s environment shows improvements in some areas, but continued reduction in many aspects of environmental quality, with consequences for human health and... Read More

Covid 19 Update – New Zealand Remains at Red

The Government has received public health advice that now is not yet the time to ease the existing restrictions and drop from Red to Orange. Even though much of the country has likely... Read More

Covid Response Update – Paxloid Treatment & Flu Vaccine

This update (31 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: The first batch of Paxlovid Covid treatment has arrived in New... Read More

Covid-19 – Workplace Vaccination Guidance

This update (30 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: New guidance to support businesses through upcoming changes to vaccine... Read More

Covid-19 Update – Vigilance & Vaccination

This update (28 March) contains key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: Maintaining vigilance despite case numbers declining. Reminder to get... Read More

Minister Considers Right to Repair Legislation

MfE is currently reviewing feedback on the NZ Waste Strategy consultation with the aim of introducing a bill to Parliament toward the end of this year, which would include the Right to... Read More

Upcoming Events

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26May
2022
1:00pm

Emissions Reduction Plan - Waste and F-Gas actions webinar

The Ministry for the Environment will provide a brief overview of the Waste and F-Gas chapters of the first Emissions Reduction Plan, and what it means for industry, government, and business. A... Read More

07Jun
2022

KCTL Trainer Refresher

If your KCTL Trainer warrant has expired (or is due to expire) then book into WasteMINZ KCTL Trainer Refresher workshop. KCTL Trainer Refresher Auckland workshop is being held on 7 June... Read More

07Jun
2022

KCTL Train the Trainer

If you need to become a KCTL trainer (and you meet the pre-requisite requirements below) then book into WasteMINZ KCTL Train the Trainer workshop. KCTL Train the Trainer Auckland workshop is... Read More

08Jun
2022
10:30am

Systems Thinking: A Novel Approach to Risk Management

Risks never eventuate in isolation they are always surrounded by other problems. If we are ever to reduce risk, achieve zero fatalities, and zero disabling incidents, we need to move to systems... 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