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Waste minimisation at work

NPDC is here to help you on your waste reduction journey, saving you time and money and reducing your carbon footprint along the way.

Reducing and better managing waste is a key part of doing business. By designing out waste and setting up good waste separation systems you can achieve a range of benefits for your business, including reducing costs and enhancing your brand, to being able to compete for and retain engaged employees. Finding practical solutions to help the commercial sector is a key focus for us in working towards our Zero Waste goal.

If you’re part of a business, organisation, not-for-profit, club, marae or church, we can help you reduce waste. Our team will provide you with on-site support to analyse and understand your unique waste reduction needs and work with you to create solutions to reduce waste.  To find out how we can help your business get in touch with us at commercialwaste@npdc.govt.nz or phone 06 759 6060

Or read more on how to get started on the Zero Waste Taranaki website, where you can download free bin posters and signs for your organisation.

If your business wants more support to reduce waste over time, we encourage you to consider joining our Resource Wise Business Programme (RWB), a free behaviour change programme to help businesses reduce waste to landfill over a four year period. 


Commercial reuse and recycling options: New Plymouth



Procurement Guide

In a business one of our biggest levers of influence in reducing waste is procurement – the types of goods and services purchased right across our organisation. This introductory guide sets out some options for how waste and sustainability considerations can be incorporated into procurement and the requests we make of our suppliers, right from avoiding unnecessary purchasing through to end of life disposal.

Download the guide


Downloadable waste signs for businesses

You can download free bin posters and signs for your organisation.

Find them here