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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Media release: Waste industry gathers to look beyond COVID

New Zealand’s largest annual gathering of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors takes place next week. The Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) is holding... Read More

Anchor’s plant-based milk bottle explained

Fonterra is moving some of its Anchor milk bottle range from conventional fossil based plastics to non-biodegradable biobased plastics, which can be recycled and repurposed in the same way as... Read More

Be the Change Summit final Programme

We are excited to announce the release of the full and final programme for the WasteMINZ Be the Change Summit 2020. This year's virtual Summit features an outstanding line-up of local and... Read More

The great waste debate

The environment spokespeople from five major political parties went head-to-head on our mounting waste crisis at the first ever online election debate hosted by WasteMINZ. Waste to energy was... Read More

Annual General Meeting 2020; 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 2020, at the University of Auckland, Kohia... Read More

Repairing faulty electrical goods should be easier than replacement: report

Media Release 9 September 2020 A comprehensive report into ‘right to repair’ is calling for measures that encourage consumers to repair electronic goods such as mobile phones, vacuums,... Read More

New rules for outdoor tyre storage

The Government is introducing a National Environment Standard (NES) to better regulate tyres stored outdoors. The new rules will ensure that tyres are stored responsibly on sites. Cabinet... Read More

Media Release: Recycling confusion kicked to the kerb

The critical and significant Standardising kerbside collections in Aotearoa report has been released. The report was prepared by WasteMINZ and commissioned by the Ministry for the... Read More

Upcoming Events

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19Nov
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) Training - Auckland

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... Read More

20Nov
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) Training - Christchurch

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... Read More

07Dec
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) Training - Auckland

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... Read More

08Dec
2020
8:00am

Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) - Christchurch

The Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) course has been designed in partnership with WasteMINZ and ALGA to enable employers to meet their duties as a PCBU for personnel who engage in works... 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