June 2006 Update
This policy framework for hazardous waste outlines the elements that are in place to reduce and improve the management of these wastes. This framework was first published in December 2005 but is updated as information changes. This update reflects recent developments in hazardous waste policy and changes suggested by the Ministry’s Hazardous Waste Advisory Group.
The policy framework outlines legislation, regulation, policy and voluntary tools which are in action to improve the management of hazardous waste. New Zealand has adopted a decentralised approach to hazardous waste management resulting in many agencies having a role in the management. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of these agencies.
There is also a PDF version of this section (89KB) available for printing.
Last updated: 17 September 2007