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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Resource Management System Reform – proposed Natural and Built Environments Act

The proposed Natural and Built Environments Act is the main replacement for the Resource Management Act (1991). It’s all about enabling development within environmental limits. How would it do... Read More

Climate Change Commission ambitious on waste

The Climate Change Commission has delivered its first advice to the Government, and has clearly listened to many of our industry's concerns.  It has boosted its target to reduce biogenic methane... Read More

NZ and Australian PMs work together on waste

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison met recently in Queenstown, and reached agreement on several issues, including issues related to the circular economy. Their joint statement included the... Read More

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors have been passed into law, and will come into effect on 20 August 2021. "These regulations provide consistent rules across the country and give regional... Read More

Infrastructure Commission calls for feedback on strategy

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published its proposed direction for a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.  The document includes strategies for... Read More

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

Upcoming Events

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Upping our game: compliance transformation under the Waste Minimisation Act webinar

Don't miss this webinar. The Ministry for the Environment will be presenting an update on MfE's compliance, monitoring and enforcement strategy. These changes will impact the Disposal to Land... Read More


WasteMINZ+Usedfully textile waste webinar - 24 Jun

WasteMINZ’s Product Stewardship Sector Group is delighted to give you this opportunity to hear from Usedfully’s Bernadette Casey and Brian Johnston. They will explain industry recommendations,... Read More


CLM Networking Event (Hamilton)

After 2020 we're all ready for some in-person interaction so we're taking our CLM Networking events on the road for 2021!  Please join us for our next CLM Networking event in Hamilton, which is... Read More


Contaminated Site Safety Certificate (CSSC) - 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

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