Waste Minimisation Fund funded projects

This page lists the amount of Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) funding allocated per year.

For information on WMF funding for tackling used tyre storage read more

Allocation of funding

Fifty per cent of the revenue earned from the waste levy, minus administration costs, is allocated to waste minimisation projects through the Waste Minimisation Fund.

Approximately $10-12 million is collected through the levy per year to support waste minimisation projects. The majority of funding available for projects is allocated through an annual contestable funding round. 

The table below provides a summary of the funding allocated by year.

Summary of WMF funding allocated to date

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Title Applicantsort descending Project type Waste Stream Funding awarded (up to) Year funding awarded Region Project status
E-day 2020 Communications Trust Services E-waste $750,000 2010 Nationwide Completed
Identification, Collection and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Unknown Agrichemicals 3R Group Limited Services Potentially hazardous $279,929 2014 Nationwide In progress
Maximising Effectiveness of Product Stewardship for Agricultural Chemicals and their Containers in New Zealand 3R Group Limited Investigative Potentially hazardous $50,035 2011 Nationwide Completed
Incentivising sustainable business: Bringing 'Conscious Consumers' to restaurants, bars and caterers. 42 Collective Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $92,575 2011 Nationwide Completed
Conscious Consumers: Hospitality Sector 42collective Incorporated TA Conscious Consumers Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $135,267 2013 Nationwide Completed
Technology to recycle TVs and Computer Monitors Abilities Incorporated Infrastructure E-waste $110,000 2010 Auckland Completed
Plasback Educational Campaign Agpac Limited Education and awareness Packaging $130,000 2010 Nationwide Completed
Disposal of Legacy Agrichemicals AgRecovery Foundation Services Potentially hazardous $199,288 2012 Nationwide Completed
Recycling glass into residential concrete Allied Concrete Limited/AMI Limited Infrastructure Packaging $190,000 2011 Multi-regional Completed
Replacement of virgin resin with used resin from community waste streams Alto Packaging Limited Infrastructure Packaging $42,000 2010 Canterbury Partially completed
Cleaning and Recycling of 'Hard to Recycle' Soft Plastics Astron Plastics Group Ltd Services Packaging $510,653 2015 Nationwide In progress
Auckland Region Household Used Oil Recovery Auckland Council Services Potentially hazardous $50,000 2010 Auckland Completed
Hard to Recycle HDPE Wash and Recycle Plant Auckland Drum Sustainability Services Limited Infrastructure Packaging $198,500 2010 Auckland Completed
Trial of Vermicomposting for Mixed Municipal, Commercial and Industrial Organic Wastes Bay of Plenty Regional Council Investigative Organics including biosolids $100,000 2010 Bay of Plenty Completed
Recycling Antifreeze Service Beta Antifreeze Limited Infrastructure Potentially hazardous $180,000 2010 Nationwide Partially completed
Recycling & Recovery of Organic Waste BioRich Limited Infrastructure Organics including biosolids $468,720 2013 Hawke's Bay Completed
Canterbury Materials Recovery Facility Burwood Resource Recovery Park Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $2,500,000 2011 Canterbury Completed
Residential Red-Zone Household Hazardous Waste Management Project Canterbury Regional Council Services Potentially hazardous $1,006,972 2011 Canterbury In progress
Paper from homes Rotorua region project Carter Holt Harvey Limited Services Packaging $143,376 2011 Bay of Plenty Completed
Plasterboard Recycling CID Resource Recovery Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $525,500 2012 Auckland Completed
Wood Waste Processing Facility CID Resource Recovery Limited Infrastructure Timber $370,000 2011 Auckland Completed
Resource Recovery Plant CID Resource Recovery Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $1,245,000 2013 Auckland Completed
Marae based recycling in remote areas Community Business and Environment Centre Investigative Multiple waste streams $30,000 2010 Northland Completed
Processing Janitorial Packaging Onshore Compounding Specialists Limited Infrastructure Packaging $438,000 2013 Canterbury In progress
Coromandel Community Reuse Centre Coromandel Independent Living Trust Infrastructure Multiple waste streams $90,000 2013 Waikato In progress
Waste toner recycling Croxley Stationery Limited Investigative Potentially hazardous $37,817 2010 Auckland Completed
Waste Wash Water Recycling Project DuluxGroup (New Zealand) PTY Limited Infrastructure Potentially hazardous $50,000 2013 Wellington In progress
Dunstan Grain Keg - eliminating polypropylene bags Dunstan Nutrition Limited Infrastructure Packaging $167,500 2011 Nationwide Partially completed
Smart Clothing Earthlink Incorporated Infrastructure Other $180,000 2013 Wellington In progress
Earthpac’s starch-based packaging capability upgrade Earthpac Limited Infrastructure Packaging $2,130,000 2012 Auckland In progress
Maximising Production Volumes Eco Rubber Industries Ltd Infrastructure Tyres $600,000 2015 Auckland In progress
Upper North Island Packaged Food Recovery Project Eco-Stock Supplies Limited Infrastructure Food waste $180,000 2011 Multi-regional Completed
Preplan Eco AD: A Model Site EcoStock Supplies Limited Investigative Organics including biosolids $100,000 2014 Auckland In progress
Paper4Trees Programme Expansion EERST - Environmental Education for Resource Education and awareness Packaging $199,500 2011 Multi-regional Completed
Community Reuse Whakatane (CREW) Energy Options Limited Infrastructure Multiple waste streams $132,500 2011 Bay of Plenty Completed
Introduction of composting facility for sanitary hygiene products in Greater Wellington region Envirocomp Limited Infrastructure Organics including biosolids $700,000 2011 Wellington Completed
Feasibility Study to identify market and location for a sanitary hygiene products and nappy composting facility in the Wellington region Envirocomp Limited Investigative Organics including biosolids $30,000 2010 Wellington Completed
Treated Timber Waste Minimisation Environment Canterbury Investigative Timber $144,900 2012 Canterbury Completed
Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquake Emeregency Response Waste Project Environment Canterbury Services Multiple waste streams $2,636,000 2016 Canterbury
New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project Environment Canterbury Investigative Multiple waste streams $348,600 2014 Nationwide In progress
Solid Foundations Environmental Concrete Disposal Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $173,731 2010 Auckland Completed
Paper4Trees Completion of North Island Schools Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust Education and awareness Packaging $179,220 2010 Multi-regional Completed
Halon Recovery Project Fire Protection Association New Zealand Incorporated Services Potentially hazardous $190,000 2014 Nationwide In progress
Project Alumina Fletcher Aluminium Infrastructure Potentially hazardous $291,985 2014 Auckland In progress
Tyre recovery and recycling at Golden Bay Cement Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited (Golden Bay Cement) Infrastructure Tyres $13,591,055 2015 Northland In progress
Installing PET Recyling Plant in NZ Flight Plastics Limited Infrastructure Packaging $4,049,500 2013 Wellington In progress
Feasibility study to develop the business case for installing post consumer PET recycling plant in Wellington Flight Plastics Limited Investigative Packaging $30,000 2011 Wellington Completed
Tyre Rubber Modification Of Bitumen Binders Fulton Hogan Ltd Investigative Tyres $40,000 2015 Auckland In progress
Recycling in Public Places - Making Public Place Recycling Happen for the Love of New Zealand Glass Packaging Forum Infrastructure Packaging $2,155,020 2010 Nationwide Completed
Development and promotion of public place recycling Glass Packaging Forum Infrastructure Packaging $200,000 2011 Nationwide Completed
Good Neighbour Food Rescue Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust Services Food waste $58,000 2014 Bay of Plenty Completed
Goodwood Wood Grinder Goodwood Ltd Infrastructure Timber $280,000 2016 Bay of Plenty In progress
Goodwood Machinery and Equipment Goodwood Ltd Infrastructure Timber $79,035 2016 Bay of Plenty In progress
Recycled Aggregate Waste for Road Construction Green Vision Recycling Limited Investigative Construction and demolition $60,000 2014 Auckland In progress
Foamed Glass Production Hadlee & Brunton Recycling Limited Investigative Packaging $75,000 2014 Canterbury In progress
Waste Futures Hastings District Council Investigative Multiple waste streams $250,000 2014 Hawke's Bay In progress
Cone Stabilizing Strip HotShot Productions Limited Infrastructure Other $60,000 2012 Waikato Partially completed
Glass Sorting Plant Kaikoura Enhancement Trust Infrastructure Packaging $52,256 2011 Canterbury Completed
Love Kaipara: Reduce Reuse Recycle Kaipara Refuse Ltd Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $15,000 2015 Northland Completed
Feasibility of wood dust and plastic recovery for molded decking product Konzept Business Solutions Limited Investigative Multiple waste streams $58,000 2010 Auckland Partially completed
Waste Tyre Economics Research KPMG Investigative Tyres $100,000 2014 Nationwide Completed
Marlborough Litter Project Marlborough District Council Investigative Multiple waste streams $75,000 2016 Marlborough In progress
Marlborough Business Resource Efficiency Programme Marlborough District Council Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $120,000 2011 Marlborough Completed
Commercial Industrial Sorting Facility Marlborough District Council Infrastructure Multiple waste streams $776,314 2014 Marlborough In progress
Special Waste Recycling and Disposal Facility Masterton District Council Infrastructure Potentially hazardous $80,000 2014 Wellington In progress
Matakana Island Recycle Transfer Centre Matakana Island Marine Club Inc Infrastructure Multiple waste streams $70,000 2013 Bay of Plenty Completed
SWAP for Nelson - analysis for landfill digestion Nelson City Council Investigative Organics including biosolids $138,000 2011 Nelson Completed
Naval Base In-vessel Composting Demonstration Site New Zealand Defence Force Infrastructure Food waste $100,000 2012 Auckland In progress
Beneficial Use of Waste Timber and Oyster Shells Northland Regional Council Infrastructure Organics including biosolids $2,100,000 2011 Northland Partially completed
Producing tyre pyrolysis fuel on a decentralised basis Nufuels Ltd Infrastructure Tyres $90,000 2015 Wellington In progress
Facilities Waste Minimisation Best Practice Tool Kit OCS Limited Investigative Multiple waste streams $45,000 2011 Nationwide Completed
Para kore Mā Pango, Mā Whero Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $528,000 2016 Multi-regional
Para Kore ki Te Moana a Toi te Huatahi Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $160,000 2013 Bay of Plenty In progress
PK: Taranaki Te Tau Ihu O te Waka a Maui Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $139,840 2012 Taranaki In progress
Para Kore ki Raukawa, ki Hauraki, ki Waikato Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $156,000 2011 Waikato Completed
Para Kore ki Te Hiku o te Ika (Far North) Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $132,000 2014 Northland In progress
Para Kore ki Ruapehu Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $132,000 2015 Manawatu-Wanganui In progress
Refinery Waste to Energy Pioneer Generation Limited trading as Energy for Industry Investigative Potentially hazardous $58,000 2013 Northland Completed
Product Stewardship Solutions - End of life tyres Product Stewardship Foundation Incorporated Investigative Tyres $154,802 2011 Nationwide Completed
LiteClub - Waste Minimisation Project Litefoot Trust Education and awareness Packaging $197,114 2012 Multi-regional In progress
E-waste recovery from a nationwide network of collection points RCN and Associates Limited Services E-waste $400,000 2010 Nationwide Completed
RCN e-cycle RCN and Associates Limited Education and awareness E-waste $1,071,305 2011 Nationwide Completed
Collection Facility for Flammable Synthetic Refrigerants Refrigerant Recovery Infrastructure Potentially hazardous $55,000 2014 Auckland In progress
We Compost Resourceful Solutions Limited Services Food waste $67,000 2011 Auckland Completed
TERAX Waste Deconstruction Technology Rotorua District Council Infrastructure Organics including biosolids $4,700,000 2012 Bay of Plenty In progress
NZ Pulp & Paper Solid Waste Initiative SCION Investigative Organics including biosolids $150,000 2012 Nationwide Completed
Waste 2 Gold: Deconstruction Technologies for Organic Waste Utilisation SCION Investigative Organics including biosolids $1,000,000 2010 Bay of Plenty Completed
Alpine Community Recycling Stations Selwyn District Council Services Multiple waste streams $155,500 2016 West Coast Partially completed
Legacy TV Recycling Sims Recycling Solutions Services E-waste $4,845,402 2014 Nationwide In progress
Recycling of E-day 2010 E-waste and residual 2009 E-waste Sims Recycling Solutions Services E-waste $550,000 2010 Nationwide Completed
E-waste Product Stewardship SLR Investigative E-waste $170,000 2014 Nationwide Completed
Feasibility of recovering CCA preservative chemicals and lignin from treated waste wood Solvent Rescue Investigative Construction and demolition $400,000 2011 Canterbury Completed
Glass Recycling South Westland South Westland Rubbish Removals Infrastructure Packaging $140,000 2011 West Coast Completed
Milk Bottle reincarnation Sulo Talbot Limited Investigative Packaging $141,000 2010 Auckland Completed
Waste Not Sustainability Trust Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $135,000 2011 Wellington Completed
Pilot Study for a portable interactive educational display focussed on waste minimisation Sustainable Coastlines Incorporated Investigative Multiple waste streams $110,414 2011 Nationwide Completed
Up the Pipe Solutions: enhancing the recovery of household wastes The Cawthron Institute Trust Board Education and awareness Organics including biosolids $199,968 2011 Canterbury Completed
Waste Minimisation Early Childhood The Enviroschools Foundation Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $420,815 2010 Nationwide Completed
MDF Panel Boards Utilising Crumb Rubber Sourced from End of Life Tyres The New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) Investigative Tyres $100,000 2015 Bay of Plenty In progress
Acoustic Building Products from End of Life Tyre Sourced Crumb Rubber The New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) Investigative Tyres $178,000 2015 Bay of Plenty In progress
Extrusion devulcanisation of waste tyres for to replace imported polymers The New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) Investigative Tyres $182,550 2015 Bay of Plenty In progress
Recycling of Post Consumer Soft Plastic Packaging The Packaging Forum Incorporated Services Packaging $700,930 2015 Nationwide In progress
The Warehouse TV Recycling Take Back Promotion The Warehouse Services E-waste $920,000 2011 Nationwide Completed
End of Life Tyres as sustainable building products Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Investigative Tyres $60,000 2015 Bay of Plenty In progress
Amnesty to facilitate final PCB Disposal Transpacific Technical Service New Zealand Limited Services Potentially hazardous $371,300 2010 Nationwide Completed
Tyregone Pyrolysis Project, Investigation and Development Tyregone Processors Limited Investigative Tyres $300,000 2010 Auckland Partially completed
Agriwaste to Wealth University of Otago Investigative Organics including biosolids $40,000 2012 Otago Completed
Operation 3Rs (Rethink, Reduce, Recycle) for Packaging in NZ Upper Clutha Recycling and Environmental Society Incorporated Education and awareness Packaging $79,270 2010 Nationwide Completed
Smart Packaging Choices to reduce environmental impact of packaging Upper Clutha Recycling and Environmental Society Incorporated Education and awareness Packaging $118,985 2011 Nationwide Completed
TV Take-back Programme Various Services E-waste $11,500,000 2012 Nationwide Partially completed
Whaingaroa Organic Waste Diversion to Compost Phase 2 Waikato District Council Services Food waste $149,463 2015 Waikato In progress
Adding value to problem organic waste using pyrolysis - a case study in the Waikato Waikato Regional Council Investigative Organics including biosolids $159,000 2010 Waikato Completed
Mobilising for serious waste reduction Wanaka Wastebusters Education and awareness Packaging $142,378 2012 Nationwide Completed
Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Wanganui District Council Infrastructure Multiple waste streams $405,000 2012 Manawatu-Wanganui Completed
Zero Waste Education - Te Reo Waste Education NZ Limited Education and awareness Packaging $59,900 2011 Multi-regional Completed
National Waste Data Framework Waste Management Institute of New Zealand Incorporated Investigative Other $97,500 2013 Nationwide In progress
PCB collection & disposal programme Waste Management New Zealand Services Potentially hazardous $324,166 2015 Nationwide Completed
Waste tyre disposal - national expansion Waste Management New Zealand Services Tyres $3,851,005 2015 Nationwide In progress
Amnesty to facilitate final PCB disposal Waste Management Technical Services Services Potentially hazardous $550,400 2012 Nationwide In progress
Carbon Recovery - Tyre Back Programme Waste Watchers Limited Infrastructure Tyres $164,000 2011 Bay of Plenty Completed
Love Food Hate Waste WasteMINZ Education and awareness Food waste $460,000 2015 Nationwide In progress
Waste Oil Alternative Fuels Wellington Institute of Technology Services Potentially hazardous $150,000 2011 Wellington Completed
WSC Waste Wise Project Western Springs College Infrastructure Packaging $55,160 2011 Auckland Completed
Fortnightly Kerbside Collection of Glass Westland District Council Investigative Packaging $30,000 2010 West Coast Completed
Nutrient recycling and sludge reduction from the Palmerston North City Council Wastewater treatment plant Wetox Limited Investigative Organics including biosolids $1,094,050 2011 Manawatu-Wanganui Completed
Waste Plasterboard Minimisation Winstone Wallboards Limited Investigative Construction and demolition $90,000 2011 Canterbury Completed
Designing Out Construction Waste Feasibility Study Winstone Wallboards Limited Investigative Construction and demolition $105,000 2014 Auckland In progress
Whaingaroa Organic Waste Recycling Trials Xtreme Waste Incorporated Society Investigative Food waste $18,000 2011 Waikato Completed
Whaingaroa Organic Waste Recycling Feasibility Study Xtreme Waste Incorporated Society Investigative Food waste $21,740 2010 Waikato Completed
Forecourt Recycling Solution Z Energy Services Multiple waste streams $218,000 2016 Multi-regional In progress