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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News and Topical Debates at WasteMINZ Conference & Expo

WasteMINZ Conference and Expo will gather together over the 23 - 26 September, New Zealand’s leading exponents of positive change in the fields of waste minimisation, resource recovery,... Read More

Annual General Meeting 2019 Notice and Agenda

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Waste Management Institute New Zealand Incorporated, will take place on the 24 September 2019, at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition... Read More

What you need to know about the Government’s Priority Product Stewardship Consultation

If you are one of the many Kiwis who are worried about the many waste issues we currently face  - plastic pollution, microplastics, reduced markets for recycling, tyre mountains, the list is... Read More

Government launches Proposed Priority Products and Priority Product Stewardship Scheme Guidelines

WasteMINZ’s Product Stewardship Sector Group was established in 2018, following a survey of our members regarding regulated product stewardship.   Ninety six percent of respondents were in... Read More

WasteMINZ Conference 2019 CLM keynote speakers

For all our members with an interest in Contaminated Land Management, we have a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers and panellists, across the four days of conference, commencing with an... Read More

WasteMINZ Conference 2019 keynote speakers

With our annual conference only eight weeks away, the excitement is building.  If you haven't already registered, these are the keynotes you would miss.  Waste and Resource Recovery... Read More

Royal Society Te Apārangi Report – Understanding our plastics problem

A new report by Royal Society Te Apārangi explores the use and disposal of plastics and the effects on the environment and human health in Aotearoa. The report Plastics in the Environment: Te Ao... Read More

revolve magazine – July issue

Hot off the press is the latest issue of revolve magazine.   If you want to be featured in the September issue please get in contact. [email protected] -... 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. Full details are available on our dedicated conference page, including the conference... 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