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 groups 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:

Applications for NPDC’s Zero Waste Fund open twice per year. Please refer to the table below to complete your application at the appropriate time:  

  Round One Round Two
Applications open: 1 February 30 August
Applications close: 1 March 1 October
Approval process by evaluation panel: March-April October-November
Notification of successful applicants: 1 May 1 December

Support is available

Please reach out to the NPDC Resource Recovery Team with any questions you may have about the Zero Waste Fund.  We are available to support you before or during the application process with anything from ideas to what we are looking for in your project proposal.