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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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

Career Opportunities: Ministry For the Environment (Wellington)

Kia ora koutou. Interested in helping make Aotearoa NZ the most livable place in the world? Really excited we are recruiting NOW for several policy roles at MfE. They will focus (for now) on... Read More

WasteMINZ Board nominations 2019

The WasteMINZ Board is elected by our members to provide governance for WasteMINZ, as well as monitoring the organisation’s performance.  The Board must also set the strategic direction, and... Read More

Minister Sage announces more support to reduce the impact of plastics

18.7.19 As part of the plan to turn around New Zealand’s mounting waste problem, the Government is investing in research to reduce the impact of plastics, improve knowledge about composting,... Read More

Upcoming Events

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WasteMINZ Member Networking (Christchurch)

Here's a great opportunity to catch up with the WasteMINZ Board and your fellow members, as well as hearing our guest speaker Don Neale from the Department of Conservation, speaking about the Fox... Read More


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 preliminary programme... 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