Introducing WasteMINZ

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

Welcome to WasteMINZ

Formed in 1989, WasteMINZ is a membership-based organisation with over 1,400 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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Latest Posts

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Emissions reductions plan timeline confirmed

Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October this year and have required the final plan be released by the end of  May 2022. WasteMINZ members will be... Read More

Checks for workers at the Auckland border come into force tonight

Compliance checks for essential workers who need to travel across the alert level boundaries in or out of Auckland will come into force at 11.59pm tonight. Pop-up testing will be operating on... Read More

Waste disposal levy guide and factsheets

The Ministry for the Environment has published a guide which is intended to help waste disposal facility operators meet their obligations around the expanded national waste disposal levy.  Click... Read More

Estimates of waste generated in Aotearoa New Zealand

New Ministry for the Environment figures show New Zealanders generated 17.49 million tonnes of waste in the last financial year. In 2020/21 it's estimated 12.59 million tonnes of the total waste... Read More

Tests for workers crossing the Auckland border

Workers who need to cross alert level boundaries to work at a permitted business are now required to get tested for Covid-19. From 11.59pm on 9 September 2021, employers of workers who need to... Read More

New dates announced for WasteMINZ conference 2021

Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand, WasteMINZ has decided to postpone its annual face to face conference until 23 - 25 November 2021, which will be held at Claudelands in... Read More

Inter-regional business travel at Alert Level 3 & 4

28 August 2021 As you’ll all be aware, a change in alert levels from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 for all of New Zealand that is south of Auckland/Northland is very likely to be in effect... Read More

Find vaccination clinics on interactive resource

If you are unsure about where to book a Covid-19 vaccine or exactly where you will need to go there are online services aimed at making things simple. Please click here to find the closest... Read More

Upcoming Events

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08Nov
2021
9:00am

KCTL Trainer Refresher

If your KCTL Trainer warrant has expired (or is due to expire) then book onto one of the KCTL Trainer Refresher workshops. KCTL Trainer Refresher Auckland workshop is being held on 8 November... Read More

09Nov
2021
9:00am

KCTL Train the Trainer

If you're a new KCTL Trainer then book into one of the KCTL Train the Trainer workshops. KCTL Train the Trainer Auckland workshop is being held on 9 November 2021. RSVP here Read More

15Nov
2021
9:00am

KCTL Trainer Refresher

If your KCTL Trainer warrant has expired (or is due to expire) then book onto one of the KCTL Trainer Refresher workshops. KCTL Trainer Refresher Christchurch workshop is being held on 15... Read More

16Nov
2021
9:00am

KCTL Train the Trainer

If you're a new KCTL Trainer then book into one of the KCTL Train the Trainer workshops. KCTL Train the Trainer Christchurch workshop is being held on 16 November 2021. RSVP here 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