Repairing bikes for the good of the community
A Dunedin organisation is teaching life-changing skills to rangatahi while also diverting used bikes from landfill.

Every week, a vanload of rangatahi (youth) head down to the Dunedin City Council-owned landfill in Green Island, accompanied by Malcam Charitable T...

13.12.22 02:48 PM - Comment(s)
WasteMINZ's 12 waste-free days of Christmas

Christmas is upon us once again, and as we get ready to celebrate with our loved ones, sit around the tree, give gifts and eat way more food than usual it is a good time to think about how we can reduce the massive amount of wastethe festive season produces.

With all the wrapping paper, f...

12.12.22 02:40 PM - Comment(s)
What are WasteMINZ's principles, values, and priorities? Find out

We have released our updated strategy, following a review of WasteMINZ Strategic Foundations Document earlier this year. 

Here's a brief overview of what's in the strategy. You can read more in-depth information here

08.12.22 02:01 PM - Comment(s)
Do interventions work to help families reduce food waste?

Read this story in a magazine format here. 

A survey into the food waste habits of communities in Wellington, Tauranga and Dunedin has shown surprising results. 

The Love Food Hate Waste Pilot Intervention Project followed the food waste habits of 75 participants, providing an intervention g...

07.12.22 11:22 AM - Comment(s)
Members - complete the survey and enter the draw!

At WasteMINZ, we pride ourselves on providing high value memberships for all of our members. We want to hear from you about what we are doing well and what we can do to improve. Please share your thoughts with us so we can continue to improve our service for you. 

We have changed the format...

08.11.22 12:18 PM - Comment(s)
Win free tickets - it's easy!

WasteMINZ is giving away 3 tickets to the WasteMINZ Collaborative Workshop this month! Each ticket is worth up to $675.

How to enter? It’s easy!

- Visit our website:

- Read about our discussion topics

- Head over to our LinkedIn page and tell us i...

08.11.22 12:13 PM - Comment(s)
Be aware of lead contamination in residential properties

WasteMINZ’s residential lead working group is calling for people to be aware of the risks of potential lead contamination in residential properties, ahead of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (23-29 October).


Residential lead working group chair Michelle Begbie said considering the n...

20.10.22 10:17 AM - Comment(s)
WasteMINZ Behaviour Change Sector Group urges action on waste-to-energy facilities

WasteMINZ’ Behaviour Change Sector Group is urging central government to take decisive action on the issue of Waste to Energy (WtE) by declaring a moratorium on any WtE proposal that aims to process municipal waste until key concerns are addressed.

WtE facilities burn household rubbish as a fuel to p...

13.10.22 12:15 PM - Comment(s)
Technical Guidelines for Disposal to Land updated

WasteMINZ has released an updated version of the Technical Guidelines for Disposal to Land to include Class 3 Waste Acceptance Criteria and revised Class 4 Waste Acceptance Criteria.


The Technical Guidelines for Disposal to Land provide technical guidance relating to the siting, design, operati...

13.10.22 12:11 PM - Comment(s)
Lead the way - work better at heights

Working at height means working in a place where a person could be injured if they fell from one level to another. This can be above or below ground level. Here are some tips for working at heights. 

1.  Identify fall hazards; for examples, unprotected perimeter edge (e.g., roof), unstable...

19.09.22 02:03 PM - Comment(s)