The Ministry for the Environment is working with local government and industry to gain a better understanding of waste minimisation and management in New Zealand. Key aspects of this work are:
Waste Disposal Facility map – A downloadable map of waste disposal facilities (landfills) registered for the waste disposal levy in New Zealand.
There have been a number of initiatives aimed at improving the collection and aggregating of waste data over the last 10 years. These include:
While these reports and the underlying policies have resulted in improvements in data collection and/or provided a snapshot of waste disposal or composition in time, they have not succeeded in producing an integrated and ongoing system for generating and collating waste data.
When collecting data of any type it is important to keep in mind the intended use of the information being collected. Some of the uses for waste data are to:
Last updated: 1 November 2012