There will be no changes to kerbside collections due to King's Birthday (Monday 3 June). Pop your bins out as usual by 7am on your normal collection day.

2024 Waste Minimisation Fund

The aim of the Fund is to support waste minimisation projects which encourage community participation and education and/or are of benefit to the community of Hamilton and lead to long-term waste minimisation action and behaviour change.

Supporting projects with this aim will help reduce waste to landfill and help achieve the vision, goals and objectives of the Waste Plan.

The Fund is open to community groups, businesses, Iwi/Maaori organisations, educational institutions and other community-based organisations operating within Hamilton or whose aims and outcomes are for the benefit of the Hamilton community.

The Fund has $50,000 to distribute annually with one funding round per year. Applicants can apply for one of two options:

Standard funding – minimum $1000 maximum $5000.

Special projects – minimum $5000 maximum $15,000.

The Fund is contestable, with each application assessed on its merits on a case-by-case basis by an Application Assessment Panel.


Applying for funding

Applications are being accepted between Monday 18 March 2024 to Friday 19 April 2024.

Read the criteria here.

Start your application

More information

Should you require further information or wish to discuss any aspect of your application form prior to sending it to the Council, please contact the Education Advisor on 021 662 196 or send your query to