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Guidance and technical information

This section contains statistics on waste materials, waste types and guidance on waste management for caravan owners.

In this section

  • Explains what the waste disposal levy is, why we have a levy and what happens to the money it generates. It also provides information to assist waste disposal operators and links to reviews of the levy.
  • Information on waste data collection initiatives and waste-related reports and statistics held by the Ministry for the Environment.
  • Every year, New Zealanders send around 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfill that is over a tonne of rubbish per household. The majority of this waste is not reprocessed or recycled, and doesn’t break down over time.
  • Information on the New Zealand Standard 5465:2001 for self containment of motor homes and caravans.