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 1,000 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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Latest Posts

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Career Opportunity: General Manager, Wanaka Wastebusters

Rare employment opportunity in a leading social enterprise - Wastebusters is looking for a new General Manager!  Do you have 7+ years leadership experience, a passion for zero waste and epic... Read More

Sector Groups submissions for NES on outdoor tyre storage

Two WasteMINZ sector groups, Contaminated Land Management and Product Stewardship, have already submitted their consultation documents for the proposed National Environmental Standard (NES) on the... Read More

COVID-19 update: Alert Level 2, Business Continuity Plans into action

On 21 March 2020 the New Zealand Government advised that the country is now at Alert Level 2, which is the second level of four. See the four levels here. The Prime Minister also advised that... Read More

Career Opportunity: WasteMINZ Communications Advisor

Are you an expert editor, writer and communications specialist, with a passion for waste minimisation, resource recovery and contaminated land management?  As WasteMINZ' Communications Advisor,... Read More

WasteMINZ’ plans re COVID-19

You will all be aware that, since the weekend, the New Zealand government has put in place a number of directives and procedures to ‘flatten the curve’ in light of the current coronavirus... Read More

Waste is listed as an essential service in Government’s Pandemic Plan. Get more information.

The Government's Influenza Pandemic Plan and Framework lists waste as an essential service (page 142).  WasteMINZ is now investigating with central government the support available to our sector... Read More

MfE seeks nominations for panel members to serve on the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) assessment panel

The Ministry for the Environment- Manatū Mō Te Taiao is currently seeking nominations for panel members to serve on the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) assessment panel. Nominations can be made... Read More

CLM Sector Group Steering Committee’s letter to Minister David Parker

On 4 March 2020, the Contaminated Land Sector Group Steering Committee sent a letter to Minister David Parker requesting that the Ministry for the Environment recognises and endorses the Certified... Read More

Upcoming Events

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06Apr
2020
2:00pm

Managing Remote Teams for Success, with Sue Kohn-Taylor

Whether you’re a manager, an employee or a contractor we all have one thing in common at the moment - we’re all working from home.  A sudden shift to remote work can leave employees feeling... Read More

08Apr
2020
10:00am

Industry Presentation: Guidelines for Beneficial Use of Organic Materials on Land, Rob Tinholt

Presented by Rob Tinholt (Resource Recovery Manager, Watercare), the webinar will cover the history and process of updating the current (2003) “Guidelines for the safe application of biosolids... Read More

09Apr
2020
12:00pm

Webinar: WasteMINZ COVID-19 member update

Each week, WasteMINZ will update their members on the impact of COVID-19 across the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors.  There will be a variety of panelists and experts... Read More

17Apr
2020
12:00pm

Webinar: WasteMINZ COVID-19 member update

Each week, WasteMINZ will update their members on the impact of COVID-19 across the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors.  There will be a variety of panelists and experts... 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