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Waste guidance and technical information

In this section

  • Information on what the waste disposal levy is, why we have a levy and what happens to the money it generates. It includes information to assist waste disposal operators.
  • 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.