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Various standards are applicable to the management of waste:

  • NZS 3122:2009 Specification for Portland and blended cements (General and special purpose)
  • NZS 3123:2009 Specification for pozzolan for use with Portland and blended cement
  • NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings
  • NZS 3605:2001 Timber piles and poles for use in building
  • NZS 4210:2001 Masonry construction: Materials and workmanship
  • NZS 4211:2008 Specification for performance of windows
  • NZS 4218:2009 Thermal insulation - Housing and small buildings
  • AS/NZS 1260:2017 PVC-U pipes and fittings for drain, waste and vent application
  • AS/NZS 2311:2017 Guide to the painting of buildings
  • AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
  • AS/NZS 3500.0:2003 Plumbing and drainage - Glossary of terms
  • AS/NZS 3831:1998 Waste management - Glossary of terms
  • AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
  • BS 812 Testing aggregates
  • BS 8887-2:2009 Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). Terms and definitions
  • ISO 15270:2008 Plastics - Guidelines for the recovery and recycling of plastics waste
  • ISO 679:2009 Cement - Test methods - Determination of strength

See for more information.

New Zealand Building Code

It is essential that all building and construction work meets the requirements of the Building Code. For some materials, there are allowances for recycled content, but in many cases there are not.