This section contains information on the waste disposal levy and definitions of waste and landfill types. You can also find images of the single-use shopping bags that are being phased out and information on biodegradable and compostable plastics.
Waste 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 has information to assist waste disposal operators and on levy reviews.
Types of landfills and requirements.
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.
The Freedom Camping Act is jointly administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and the Department of Conservation.