From 1 February 2024, you need to put your lids, caps, bottle-tops and spray cans into your rubbish bag or wheelie bin, when new government recycling rules come in.
The purpose of the Waste Minimisation Fund is to boost the Whangārei District’s performance in waste minimisation.
Successful projects will benefit our District and lead to measurable reductions in waste to landfill, or other waste improvements.
Projects will be assessed for their strategic value in achieving and promoting waste minimisation in an ongoing way. Refer to the assessment criteria below to prepare your application.
Closing date: Apply any time.
The criteria for the fund will be focused on the seeding of new initiatives including developing business and community-based resource recovery centres and programmes.
The following criteria will be used to assess applications and should be reflected in your application proposal:
1. Strategic alignment
2. Waste minimisation
3. Community participation and / or community benefit
4. Value for investment
5. Quality of proposal
Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria and the Fund specific criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy.
Community Funding Policy
Use this online form to apply for this Fund:
Waste Minimisation Fund Application Form
Allow three months for an outcome.
If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us.
The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding we approve. It may include reporting at key milestones and a final outcomes report.
Download and print this application form:
Waste Minimisation Fund application form(PDF, 190KB)
Fill in the form, scan it and email it to:
Fill it in and bring into one of our Customer Service centres:
Te Iwitahi 9 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays
Ruakākā service centre
9 Takutai Place, RuakākāMonday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays
Fill it in and post it to:
Attn: Funding Officer
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
If you would like to discuss your application, please contact the Community Funding Coordinator.
Phone: 09 430 4200
You can use our online form to make an enquiry about our community services.
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