Guidance and resources

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

In this section

  • 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.