WasteMINZ is the largest representative body of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors in New Zealand. Formed in 1989 it 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.
We work closely and collaboratively with industry partners, the Ministry for the Environment, other government agencies, and local government on advancing waste and contaminated land management issues. We also gather feedback on topical issues and key areas of interest, which are incorporated into our continuing professional development programme which includes the WasteMINZ annual conference, workshops and seminars.
WasteMINZ also has relationships with a number of other similar international organisations and is New Zealand’s national member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
There is significant value in being a member of WasteMINZ. This includes the opportunity to network and promote your products and services, attend our annual conference and workshops, participate in our sector groups and positively shape our industry through ongoing research and guideline development.
WasteMINZ is governed by a board that consists of six members who are elected by the organisation’s financial members. Board members serve for a term of two years.
In addition WasteMINZ employs a small and dedicate team to carry out the organisation’s work.