Introducing WasteMINZ

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

WasteMINZ 31st Annual Conference

Hamilton at Claudelands from 23-26 September 2019


Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

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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Latest Posts

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Our new Chief Executive – Janine Brindson

WasteMINZ Chair Darren Patterson is pleased to announce Janine Brindson... Read More

Position statement from New Zealand composters on compostable packaging

Position statement from New Zealand composters on compostable packaging February 2019 What products should be made compostable? Composters do not need compostable packaging to make quality... Read More

Best Practice Guidelines for the Advertising of Compostable Products and Packaging.

In June 2018 a WasteMINZ working group on the Advertising of Compostable Products was established to provide some clarity around terms used in the advertising of compostable and biodegradable... Read More

Career opportunity: Waste Communications and Project Advisor (Tauranga)

Tauranga is New Zealand's fastest growing and fifth largest city. Managing this growth makes for a challenging and dynamic work environment. Tauranga City Council is focused on the City's future... Read More

Upcoming Events

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Changeology workshop (Auckland)

WasteMINZ is pleased to bring you Changeology, a comprehensive two-day workshop on the skilled and systematic design of behaviour change projects in any context. Changeology is facilitated by... Read More


Contaminated Land Networking (Christchurch)

Join us for the first Contaminated Land Management member networking of 2019. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow members and to talk with the WasteMINZ team. We’ll provide... Read More


Resource Recovery Study Tour (South Island)

We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Envision NZ to deliver a three-day Resource Recovery Study Tour in the South Island 1, 2 and 3 April 2019. The tour will be a... Read More


Webinar: The challenge of engagement

Presented by:  Julie Spencer, Technical Executive Stakeholder Engagement, WSP Waste and remediation are always accompanied by the difficult process of explanation. Projects face the challenge of... Read More