The Waste Minimisation Act (2008) brings the waste management responsibilities of territorial authorities into one Act, and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of territorial authorities in waste management and minimisation.
The purpose of this page is to provide a gateway to useful resources to assist territorial authorities with waste management and minimisation under the Act.
Waste management and minimisation planning – your first stop for information on waste management and minimisation planning under the Waste Minimisation Act.
Territorial authorities receive 50% of the total waste disposal levy money collected and these payments are paid out on a population basis. Payments are made quarterly and must be spent on promoting or achieving waste minimisation and in accordance with waste management and minimisation plans. Territorial authorities will be asked to report regularly on spending their share of the waste disposal levy.
Related legislation – see how the Waste Minimisation Act, the Resource Management Act and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act all interrelate.
What does the Waste Act mean for me? – a short guide that provides an overview of territorial authorities responsibilities under the Act with links to the legislation and other useful information.
The New Zealand Waste Strategy – territorial authorities must have regard to the New Zealand Waste Strategy when preparing their waste management and minimisation plan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - answers to your frequently asked questions about the Waste Minimisation Act
Other useful information - news updates, related links and who to talk to about the Waste Minimisation Act
Last updated: 12 October 2010