Waste disposal levy

To help communities and businesses address New Zealand’s waste issues, the Waste Minimisation Act (2008) puts a levy on waste disposed of at landfill from 1 July 2009.

The purpose of this page is to provide a gateway to information about the waste disposal levy and key resources for waste disposal facility operators.

Why a waste disposal levy? – Provides background and overview to the waste disposal levy

Information for disposal facility operators – Essential resources for waste disposal facility operators

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – We answer your commonly asked questions about the waste disposal levy

Waste Disposal Facility map – A downloadable map of waste disposal facilities in New Zealand

Review of the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy – information on the Minister for the Environment's review of the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy

Related legislation – Links to the New Zealand Legislation website for full text of the legislation that forms the basis of the waste disposal levy

Other useful information – Where to go for key events, news updates and who to talk to about the waste disposal levy

Contact the Ministry for the Environment

Phone: 0800 WDLEVY (0800 935389)
Email: info@wastelevy.govt.nz

Last updated: 23 February 2011