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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Waste levy scheme to come into force on 13 May

The Government has now gazetted regulations to increase and expand the national waste disposal levy and reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, from 1 July... Read More

New report shows impact of demands on land

A new environmental report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the... Read More

Government backs waste tyre initiative

A manufacturing plant upgrade that uses waste tyres as fuel will have a big impact on one of New Zealand’s waste problems. Environment Minister David Parker this week officially... Read More

Govt invests $20.5m to reduce waste going to landfill

Thousands of households in Tauranga City will get waste collection bins for recycling, garden waste, food scraps and rubbish following a $20.5 million Government investment in reducing waste in... Read More

Govt confirms timeline for changes to waste levy

The Government has confirmed its proposals originally announced in July last year regarding the waste levy increase and expansion. This means that from 1 July 2021, the waste levy will increase... Read More

Media release: Update on clopyralid

We have noticed increasing interest and discussion, both locally and internationally, about clopyralid — a herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds in turf and lawns. Clopyralid can only be... Read More

Report highlights waste sector infrastructure issues

The Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has released a discussion document on major issues facing the resource recovery and waste sector. The report is intended to inform a 30-year... Read More

Changes to Covid alert levels

With Auckland back in Alert Level 3, please note there has been one change to the Alert Level 3 area – Port Waikato has now been brought into Level 3. Schedule 4 of the latest Health Order... Read More

Upcoming Events

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11May
2021
9:00am

KCTL Trainer Refresher Auckland Workshops

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 11 May... Read More

12May
2021
9:00am

KCTL Train the Trainer Auckland Workshop

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 12 May 2021. RSVP here Read More

18May
2021
9:00am

KCTL Trainer Refresher Christchurch Workshop

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 18 May... Read More

19May
2021
9:00am

KCTL Train the Trainer Christchurch Workshop

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 19 May 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