Hazardous Waste Collection
Hazardous waste can be dangerous at every stage of its 'life'. Hazardous materials stored at home could react with one another and cause a fire or toxic fumes. Children could poison themselves. A container may leak and contaminate the soil or groundwater. If hazardous waste is disposed of with the rest of the household rubbish or put out with the inorganic rubbish collection, the people who pick up the rubbish could be injured, sometimes severely. And finally, hazardous waste that ends up in the landfill could pollute our environment.
Hazardous waste is not accepted at the Central Hawke's Bay landill. If you wish to dispose of any hazardous waste, please contact the Hawke's Bay Regional Council on 0800-108-838 for further guidance.
Unwanted Agricultural Chemicals
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council provides a free collection for both rural and urban ratepayers who have unwanted agricultural chemicals.
Charges for the discharge of trade Waste and conditions thereof are recovered under the Central Hawke's By District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2006 The charges are provided in Schedule 1D of the bylaw.
We recommend that you dispose of your waste oil at your local petrol station or garage. See Transporting household hazardous waste safely
Car Bodies, Whiteware etc
You might be surprised what your 'trash' is really worth!
If you take your clean car bodies direct to Perrys Panel Beaters and Carwreckers, Coughlan Rd, Waipukurau + 6 858 9123 you can claim $20 worth of petrol vouchers free (conditions apply).
Remember there should be no loose rubbish in the car.
Perrys Panel Beaters & Carwreckers also take these items for scrap:
- Car batteries
- Fridges (de-gassed)
- Freezers (de-gassed)
- Copper wire
- Aluminium (pots, cans,pans)
- Steel (motors, gearboxes, chassis)
- Corrugated iron
- Motorbike and car frames
If you have to have hazardous materials at home, make sure they are always stored safely and securely:
- Keep hazardous materials dry and away from heat or flames
- Always keep things in their original container so that you know what it is
- If the container is leaking and you have to use another, label it correctly
- Keep lids tightly closed
- Always keep hazardous materials out of the reach of children - for example in a locked cupboard
If you require any other information please contact Council