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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Organise a Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge in your workplace

Kirihou kore – kawea ake!  Plastic Free - take up the challenge!   Plastic Free July is a worldwide challenge with millions of participants in over 170 countries. The main kaupapa... Read More

Minister Eugenie Sage releases plan to recharge recycling

10 May 2019 Today the Government announced another part of its plan to help turn around New Zealand’s rubbish record on waste. “New Zealanders care deeply about reducing waste. That’s... Read More

Climate change bill, independent commission announced

12:02 pm 8 May 2019  The government has unveiled its plan to combat climate change, under which methane will be treated differently to other greenhouse gases, in response to push back from the... Read More

Improving the effectiveness of the Waste Disposal Levy

WasteMINZ's Disposal to Land Sector Group Steering Committee discusses what needs to happen to improve the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy, and argues that any change needs to be combined... Read More

Call for Papers 2019 WasteMINZ Conference

  You are invited to submit an abstract for WasteMINZ’s 31st Annual Conference. Our theme for 2019 is: Toitū te whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata – the land remains when people have... Read More

Lithium-Ion Battery Industry Group

Large Lithium-Ion Battery Industry Group Vector has been collaborating with a number of business who have large lithium-ion batteries (stationary and mobile) in their value chain. This... Read More

Career opportunity: Board of Directors Vacancy

Vacancy: Innovative Waste Kaikōura Director(s) Applicants do not need to be based in Kaikoura but do need to be available to attend meetings. Founded in the late 1990’s Innovative Waste... Read More

What you need to know about the Government’s plastic shopping bag ban

  What you need to know about the Government’s plastic shopping bag ban With only three months to go before the plastic bag ban comes into force, here is what you need to know. What types... Read More

Upcoming Events

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Webinar: Asbestos - where we’ve been and where we’re heading

Presented by: Rob Birse, Principal Adviser - Asbestos - Technical Programmes and Support, WorkSafe NZ Rob will provide an overview of Asbestos Regulations in New Zealand to inform business of... Read More


WasteMINZ Member Networking and Keynote Presentation by Hon Eugenie Sage (Wellington)

WasteMINZ and RMLA wish to invite you to attend a keynote presentation by: Hon Eugenie Sage Minister for Conservation, Land Information and Associate Minister for the Environment This is a... Read More


Webinar: Asbestos in soil – laboratory analysis and reporting

Presented by: Stuart Cole, Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant, 4Sight Consulting This 60-minute webinar will cover: Brief overview of sampling The analysis process Asbestos... Read More


Contaminated Land Networking (Wellington)

Join us for the second Contaminated Land Management member networking event of 2019.  There will be two very diverse presentations; one from Z Energy Ltd and the other from the Ministry for 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

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