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Our Values


We firmly believe it’s the shared vision of the entire Waste Management team that defines our company. Our collective positive attitude helps us meet the challenge of managing New Zealand’s waste every day.

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Safety - Haumarutanga

Safety first in everything we do.

  • We go home safe everyday.
  • We take care of each other and our communities.
  • We prioritise our health and well being.
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Service - Ratonga

We keep our promises.

  • We pick up the bin when we say we will.
  • We communicate proactively.
  • We are easy to do business with.
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Sustainability - Toitūtanga

We are all responsible to future generations.

  • We lead the conversation around the circular economy and materials recovery.
  • We listen to our customers and communities to provide sustainable solutions.
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Innovation - Auahatanga

We execute great ideas well.

  • We solve real challenges which add value to customers and ourselves. 
  • We explore, try and learn.
  • We foster expertise.
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Together - Mahi ngātahi

He waka eke noa - One boat, same direction.

  • We value others' contributions.
  • We work together as one team.
  • We treat each other with kindness, respect and trust.