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

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New Zealanders get their say on plan to reduce waste

WasteMINZ welcomes the release today of the announcement of a new waste strategy consultation paper from The Ministry for the Environment. It is great news that our sector has been invited to have... Read More

Have your say and shape the emissions reduction plan

Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change has released Aotearoa New Zealand' first emissions reduction plan, which will set the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. It will also... Read More

Draft NZ Infrastructure Strategy Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa

Draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy has been released 13 October. In September, the draft strategy was given to the Minister for Infrastructure for his consideration.  The strategy sets... Read More

WasteMINZ launches competition to win $25,000

WasteMINZ has launched a nationwide competition with a $25,000 prize to encourage New Zealanders to rinse their recycling before they put it out for kerbside collection. The cash windfall will be... Read More

Waste Disposal Levy Expansion – cabinet paper spells out reporting requirements

A cabinet paper has been released detailing new reporting requirements under the Waste Disposal Levy Expansion.  Recommendations include mandatory reporting data on: the spending of... Read More

WasteMINZ Board election 2021 – voting is now open

Voting has opened for the WasteMINZ Board with voting closing at 5pm, 8 October 2021.  We received a total of eight (8) nominations for election to the WasteMINZ Board, for the three (3)... Read More

Annual General Meeting 2021 Notice and Agenda

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Waste Management Institute New Zealand Incorporated, will take place on the 19 October 2021, at 1:00pm. The AGM will be live... Read More

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

Upcoming Events

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New Zealand Waste Strategy, WMA and Litter Act legislation webinar

The Ministry for the Environment will present the proposed New Zealand waste strategy and the amendments to the Waste Minimisation Act and Litter Acts, as part of the consultation process for... Read More


Emissions Reduction Plan webinar

The Ministry for the Environment will present on the Emissions Reduction Plan - specifically for WasteMINZ members on the implications for the  waste sector.    We recommend you review the... Read More


KCTL Trainer Refresher

Unfortunately this workshop has been postponed for the time being. Please look out for further dates in the new year.     Read More


KCTL Train the Trainer

Unfortunately this workshop has been postponed for the time bring. Please look out for further dates in the new year.   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