Introducing WasteMINZ

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

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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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Used oil recycling programme extended

17 July 2019 The New Zealand Government has renewed the accreditation of a product stewardship scheme which has been preventing environmental harm by reducing the potential for illegal or unsafe... Read More

Landfilling food and garden waste in Raglan is just not an option

Diverting food waste from landfill is probably one of the easiest ways to reduce climate change emissions. You could truck a load of food and garden waste for composting the length of New Zealand... Read More

Career Opportunity: Senior Project Manager, Waste Operations (Wellington)

Senior Project Manager, Waste Operations – Wellington City Council (fixed term) Everyone produces waste. Increasingly, waste is becoming an area of concern for New Zealanders and there’s an... Read More

Major Provincial Growth Fund investment to help address NZ’s plastics challenges

1 July 2019 The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in projects to tackle waste in New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie... Read More

What retailers can do with unused lightweight shopping bags.

For retailers who still have shopping bags left today, there are alternatives to sending them to landfill. For oil based HDPE plastic bags Comspec a plastics recycler in Christchurch will accept... Read More

Colmar Brunton releases Better Futures 2019 report

The Colmar Brunton Better Futures report provides key insights into consumer perspectives on sustainability and the social and environmental issues that are important to Kiwis and how this has... Read More

Ex-council HQ asbestos removal estimate $5m-$10m, Panuku defends sale

10 Jun, 2019 Costs to remove asbestos from areas of Auckland Council's Civic Administration Building has been put as low as $5 million even though the material's existing is being cited for the... Read More

Why take part in Plastic Free July?

If you are reading this, you are probably one of the many Kiwis concerned with plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and are searching for a way to be part of the solution. If you are not,... Read More

Upcoming Events

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WasteMINZ Conference 2019

Our 31st annual WasteMINZ Conference is in Hamilton at Claudelands from 23-26 September 2019. We will update details here as they come to hand. Key dates to be aware of are: Monday 23... 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