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