NPDC Zero Waste Fund

Have an idea or project that can reduce waste in our district and help us achieve our Zero Waste 2040 goal?

New Plymouth District Council’s Zero Waste Fund is available to support local organisations, individuals, schools or businesses to carry out new waste minimisation activities. This can happen through projects that help people rethink, redesign, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle or compost valuable resources.  

All funds are sourced from the national levy on every tonne of waste disposed to landfill, which is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment and administered by local councils.

Application timeline

Round One, 2024 is now closed. There will be another opportunity later this year when Round Two opens. More detail to come.

Support is available

Please reach out to the Sustainability Behaviour Change Team at NPDC with any questions you may have about the Zero Waste Fund.  We are available to support you year-round before or during the application process to suggest project ideas, make sure your idea matches our criteria, or help with your application. All questions and queries are welcome.