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

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12
Title Applicant Project type Waste Stream Funding awarded (up to) Year funding awarded Region Project status
Ceiling Panel Recycle and Reuse Asona Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $185,537 2017 Auckland In progress
Integrated Plastics Recycling System Astron Plastics Group Limited Infrastructure Packaging $500,000 2017 Auckland In progress
Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility CID Resource Recovery Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $3,060,913 2017 Auckland In progress
Expanding Organic Food Waste Processing Capacity Enviro Waste Services Limited Infrastructure Organics including biosolids $1,100,000 2017 Waikato In progress
Concrete Future Stage Two Envirocon Limited Infrastructure Construction and demolition $671,500 2017 Auckland In progress
Project Alchemy Fuji Xerox Investigative Other $38,000 2017 Auckland In progress
Technical feasibility study for scaling a metal recovery process from electronic waste Mint Innovation Limited Investigative E-waste $80,000 2017 Auckland In progress
Te Pae Tata Para Kore Marae Incorporated Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $264,000 2017 Manawatu-Wanganui In progress
Your Sustainable School Sustainability Trust Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $156,945 2017 Wellington In progress
A grass roots solution to litter in New Zealand Sustainable Coastlines Education and awareness Multiple waste streams $2,658,993 2017 Nationwide In progress
NZ Textile Reuse Programme The Formary Limited Investigative Other $45,000 2017 Multi-regional In progress
Turning the tide on plastic microparticles The New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) Investigative Multiple waste streams $80,000 2017 Multi-regional In progress