WasteMINZ Blog

Government steps up action on waste – funds recycling infrastructure and expands levy scheme

15 July 2020 As part of a broader plan to reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, the Government is to fund new recycling infrastructure and expand the... Read More

Consultation open: Low entry collection vehicles module

WasteMINZ' Health and Safety Guidelines:  for the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Sector - parts one, two, three, four and five include a low entry collection vehicles module.  This module has... Read More

Career Opportunity: Waste Projects Manager, Kapiti District Council

Kapiti District Council are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role. As a member of the Sustainability and Resilience team, you... Read More

Plastic Free July Aotearoa 2020

The following resources are available to download and use for the 2020 Plastic Free July campaign. WasteMINZ would like to acknowledge the organisations and individuals who have shared their... Read More

WasteMINZ’ CLM Sector Group submission: NZ Guidelines on assessing and managing asbestos in soil

The NZ Guidelines for assessing and managing asbestos in soil are currently being considered for revision. This key document informs practice and regulatory expectations for the management of... Read More

WasteMINZ in RNZ panel discussion on waste infrastructure shortfalls

On Radio New Zealand's 9 - noon show, Kathryn Ryan and WasteMINZ chief executive Janine Brinsdon​, Todd McLeay, CEO of Smart Environmental, New Zealand's largest privately owned waste company... Read More

Career Opportunity: Principal Advisor Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, Porirua City

Porirua City is looking for a committed and passionate individual to drive the Regional Waste Management and Minimisation Plan in its current and future forms. This is a three-year fixed term... Read More

Minister Sage comments on Waste Disposal Levy article mention

In an article published by Stuff this morning, there was a suggestion that the Waste Disposal Levy changes could be delayed. The office of the Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon.... Read More

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends a message of thanks through WasteMINZ to the waste industry

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has sent a vote of thanks to the waste sector for all the essential work undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The video was first played on... Read More

Reusable cups, containers and bulk bins permitted under level 3 and 2

WasteMINZ has had confirmation that reusable cups, containers and bulk bins are permitted under both Level 3 and 2, provided the food safety risks are managed. Shaun Lewis, Director Mana Honohono... Read More