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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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

Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, addresses WasteMINZ and RMLA members – 6 June 2019

6 JUNE 2019 New Zealanders are increasingly concerned about the environmental impacts of waste. The Ministry for the Environment’s environmental attitudes research shows that New Zealanders... Read More

New Zealand Government – Wellbeing Budget 2019 released

New Zealand Government released their Wellbeing Budget 2019 today.  Below are some key elements for your reference and review. Tackling the waste problem The Government recognises New... Read More

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

Upcoming Events

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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 Management Networking Event (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


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