Introducing WasteMINZ

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

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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: Wastebusters Operations Manager

Love your work! Due to business growth, Wastebusters is looking for a full-time operations manager to oversee and manage operations at our recycling and reuse centres in Alexandra and... Read More

Trial to Investigate certified compostable materials in New Zealand composting systems 

 In New Zealand much single-use compostable food packaging ends up in landfills rather than being composted. The composting industry has concerns about the extent to which compostable packaging... Read More

Government passes Zero Carbon Amendment Bill

Following the third reading of the Zero Carbon Amendment Bill in the House on 7 November 2019, Royal Assent is anticipated in the near future. With the enactment of the Bill, New Zealand now has a... Read More

CLM Networking Event – great presentations, excellent conversations!

It was great to hear a room buzzing with excited CLM practitioners at our CLM Networking Event 7 November 2019. Over fifty WasteMINZ members came together for two and half hours, to listen to two... Read More

Career Opportunities: Resource Recovery Coordinator, Hamilton City Council

Resource Recovery Coordinator Hamilton City Council is looking for an experienced professional to join the City Waters team to help assist in the delivery of the Council’s Waste Management and... Read More

ISWA and UN-Habitat sign Waste Wise Cities agreement

The international Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is delighted to announce that on Monday 7/10, during the ISWA World Congress in Bilbao, an agreement between ISWA and UN-Habitat was signed. The... Read More

Career Opportunities: Senior Waste Contract Specialist Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council has a vision of minimising the amount of waste to landfill from the City. The Sustainability and Waste team are currently looking to recruit a Senior Waste Contracts... Read More

Career Opportunities: Contamination Land Officer, Hamilton City Council

Contaminated Land Officer The Hamilton City Council is looking for a Contaminated Land Officer to join the City Safe Unit to ensure environmental and health standards are maintained and... Read More

Upcoming Events

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Webinar - Microplastics in the environment: sources, fate and impacts

Presented by:  Dr Grant Northcott, Director, Northcott Research Consultants Limited and Dr Olga Pantos, Research Scientist, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Microplastics are... Read More


WasteMINZ Member Christmas Networking Drinks 

Please join the WasteMINZ team and board for drinks, nibbles and stimulating conversation as we celebrate the end of 2019. In the latter half of this decade, our industry has faced levels of... 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