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The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day takes place on Sunday 6 October 2019 at the Waipukurau Transfer Station where we will accept most hazardous materials you might find around your home for free disposal.

You must book a time slot in advance to dispose of items on the day.

How do I dispose of my hazardous waste on the day?

Disposing of your items on the day is easy – but you must book in advance and be a Central Hawke’s Bay resident. Follow these four easy steps below!

  • Step 1: Make sure you read through the list of items we will and won't accept on the day.
  • Step 2: Have a look around your home and take note of the items you wish to dispose of before booking - make sure your items are on our list of accepted items.
  • Step 3: Book your time slot on our website – follow the link below

You will need to provide your details, along with information about the items you are disposing of on the day. You will receive an email confirmation with your ticket and time slot details.

Important: Only items you list in your booking will be accepted for disposal on the day, so make sure you complete Steps 1 and 2 before booking!

  • Step 4: On the day come along to the Waipukurau Transfer Station at the time slot allocated on your ticket.

Make sure you bring:

    1. Your ticket. This can be printed or on your mobile phone for scanning.
    2. Proof of address. This can be any letter with your full name and Central Hawke’s Bay address on it.
    3. Your items for disposal, as listed on your booking form. Important, we will not accept items which you did not list in your booking form.
Please note that if you don't book ahead, you won't be able to dispose of your hazardous waste.

Why are we doing things this way?

This system will enable us to manage the flow of people coming into the transfer station on the day and anticipate the volume and types of rubbish that will need disposing of on the day.

What hazardous household items will we accept for disposal?

We will accept most hazardous materials you might find at home. These include:

  • Household chemicals: including toilet, drain and oven cleaners, disinfectants, furniture and shoe polish and pool chemicals
  • Garden chemicals: pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers
  • Automotive products: waste oil, petrol, diesel, brake fluid and car care products
  • DIY products: varnishes, solvents, paint strippers, glues and wood preservatives
  • Light bulbs: Fluorescent tubes, energy-saving light bulbs and ultraviolet light bulbs
  • Batteries: wet-cell batteries used in cars and boats, rechargeable batteries used in appliances
  • Gas cylinders
  • Paint - Oil and acrylic based paints along with aerosol cans. (Paints and oils will be limited to 20 litres per individual ticket)

What won't we take?

  • Commercial (quantities) of hazardous waste
  • School or laboratory chemicals (they present a high risk when combined with other accepted chemicals during both collection and transportation)
  • Asbestos
  • Lead-based paint scrapings
  • Electronic waste - electronic gadgets such as TVs, printers, copiers, TV computer montiors etc
  • Whiteware
  • Inorganic waste (furniture etc)
  • Tyres
  • Medical waste
  • Ordinary rubbish and green waste - as the transfer station will be closed for normal business on this day

How to get your hazardous waste to the Transfer Station safely!

Original packaging is preferred as it helps us recognise what you're bringing us. But as a good rule of thumb check out the following guidelines:

  • Containers should be in good condition - this means they should not have holes or be brittle. Lids must fit tightly
  • They must be transported upright and secured so that they can't fall over or leak liquid or gas
  • If you have a leaking container, put it into a bucket with a lid. Please remember to do this outside so that any fumes can disperse easily
  • Heavy-duty plastic bags may be acceptable for solid wastes. Please label the container clearly to help the person receiving the waste
  • If possible, it helps us if you can put all your household hazardous waste upright into cardboard boxes. This way, you not only protect your car from leaks, but it makes it much easier for us (all we need to do is lift out the box and you can be on your way!)

Please remember that some chemicals are extremely dangerous and harmful and should be handled and treated with extreme care.

What does Council do with all this hazardous waste?

A lot of what we collect can be recycled or even re-used. For instance, most of the waste oil and petrol is re-used as fuel eg. to fire a large New Zealand Cement Kiln

Wet cell batteries (lead-acid) are recycled in New Zealand, while rechargeable nickel-cadmium and mercury-containing batteries are recycled overseas.

What can you do with items we don't accept

Electronic waste

Televisions, old computers, printers, copiers or old-school televisions can be disposed of at your nearest transfer station for a fee. You can also take these to the Environment Centre Hawke's Bay in Hastings. They offer an excellent and reasonably-priced service  Phone: +64 6 870 4942

 

Whiteware

Whiteware can be disposed of free of charge at your nearest transfer station during normal opening hours.

Bookings will open on Tuesday 10th September and close on Thursday 3rd October 2019

For further enquiries contact us on 06 857 8060

 

 Book here for a ticket for CHBDC Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste

What are Hazardous Wastes?

Hazardous wastes are substances that can harm the environment, and affect the health of people and animals. Hazardous wastes are harmful because they are:

Explosive, flammable, reactive, toxic, corrosive or infectious

Hazardous wastes are produced by factories, users of toxic products, (such as people who use cleaning products and chemicals) and even households. Potentially hazardous wastes are about 1% of household rubbish bags and transfer station waste, but even though this is only a tiny amount, it can still cause problems.

Hazardous Wastes in the Home

Many of the products and substances we use in our homes can be hazardous if we do not use and dispose of them properly. Products such as bleach, moth balls, garden sprays, oven cleaners, paints, insect sprays and household cleaners can be dangerous.

Together these products can add up to be a considerable source of pollution. The environment can be damaged when they make their way into the air, water and soil. People's health can also be affected.

Look in your cupboards, sheds, garages, laundry and workshop for products that may be hazardous.

What to do about Hazardous Wastes?

Reduce the amount of Hazardous Wastes by:

  • Buy only as much as you need
  • Use all of the product or see if someone else can use up the leftovers
  • Buy products that are made from natural or non-toxic materials

Gas canisters/gas bottles can be taken to Waipukurau of Waipawa transfer stations and as recyclables, there is no charge.

Aerosol/perfume cans are non-recyclable and as such should be treated as ordinary rubbish

Safe Use and Storage

Most substances are only dangerous when not used properly.

  • Always follow instructions and use carefully. Never use more than the manufacturer's instructions recommend
  • Store in original containers so that you can check instructions and contents
  • Keep the lid tightly closed
  • Store in a cool, well ventilated place, out of the reach of children and pets
  • Don't store bleach close to ammonia or acids as these could react and create a poisonous gas
  • Don't use old containers to store other products.

More Information

But 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

Transporting household hazardous waste safely

All containers should be in good condition - this means they should not have holes or be brittle, and the lid must be fitted tightly. They must be transported upright and secured so that they cannot fall over or leak liquid or gas. If you do have a leaking container, put it into a bucket with a lid, and please remember to do this outside so that any fumes can disperse easily. Heavy-duty plastic bags may be acceptable for solid wastes. Please label the container clearly to help the person receiving the waste.You can help us - and yourself - by putting your household hazardous waste upright into cardboard boxes. This way, you protect your car from leaks, and when you arrive at the HazMobile all we need to do is lift out the box and you can be on your way!

Disposal Options


Don't tip down stormwater drains as these empty directly to local streams causing pollution and killing wildlife. It is illegal to put hazardous wastes into stormwater drains. Never tip oil onto the ground or use on unsealed driveways. It will contaminate and pollute the ground. Don't burn as some substances give off toxic fumes.

  • Only biodegradable detergents should be allowed to soak into the ground
  • Carefully seal empty containers and dispose of them in your normal rubbish
  • For any unwanted products - mix an absorbent material (e.g. kitty litter, sand or sawdust) into the original container. Tightly seal and place into a plastic bag for disposal with other rubbish

Paints

  • Allow used brush cleaners to evaporate, or use as a weed killer
  • Wash out paint brushes in a sink or gully trap
  • Allow unwanted latex and water based paint to dry then dispose with normal household rubbish

Medicines

  • Take to your local chemist for proper disposal or flush down toilet. If you have a septic tank system don't flush antibiotics as these will destroy the bacteria that break down the sewage
  • Syringes - Needle exchange - for needle exchange please contact the needle exchange program.

Needle Exchange Program

+64 6 843 8725

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. 

Agrecovery

Agrecovery Service at Waipukurau - Change of Days & Hours

From 1 June 2019, the Agrecovery collection service at the Waipukurau Transfer Station has changed.

Service will only be offered on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours 12 noon to 5:00pm.

As before, service will  be available from Waipukurau Transfer Station only. The public is once again reminded that in order to enjoy Agrecovery services they must be registered with Agrecovery. Agrecovery contact details are (1)  free phone 0800 247 326 (2)  landline 04 499 6777 or email  info@agrecovery.org.nz. Finally, users are reminded to triple rinse containers or they will be rejected. The Agrecovery programme provides a sustainable way to dispose of used agrichemical containers, which are then recycled into fully-compliant products right here in New Zealand’.

 

Hazardous Substances

We use hazardous substances every day and in all sorts of ways. Some are so commonplace that we don't even realise that they're dangerous - but they are.

So we need to be sure about what's hazardous, what's not and how to handle and dispose of the dangerous ones. But do you know how to do that?

That's where the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO) comes in.

The HSNO Act pulls together the management of hazardous substances into one law that focuses on all of their hazards - to you and to the environment. It makes sure you have enough information to use and dispose of them safely.

What is a hazardous substance?

A substance is hazardous if it has one or more of the following properties:

Explosive

  • Don't handle unless properly qualified
  • Keep away from open flames and sparks
 explosive

Flammable

  • Keep away from open flames and sparks
  • Keep away from oxidisersOnly open when in good ventilation
 flammable

Oxidiser and organic peroxide

  • Keep container closed
  • Keep away from flammables
 peroxide

Corrosive

  • Wear gloves and/or protective clothing
 corrosive

Toxic

  • Keep in labeled container
  • Wear protective clothing
 toxic

Ecotoxic

  • Use proper equipment
  • Don't pour down the drain
  • Keep in labelled container
 ecotoxic

How do I know if a substance is hazardous?

Sale to Public

Information provided by the manufacturer, supplier or retailer (typically, this would be as a label on the package or container) should tell you:

  • If a substance is hazardous
  • Its hazardous properties
  • How to dispose of it or where to find that out
  • Contact details for the manufacturer or supplier

There may be additional information - for instance in the package or attached in a plastic sleeve - depending on its type and degree of hazard.

Supply to Workplace

A hazardous substance supplied to a workplace must be accompanied by more detailed documentation on:

  • The type and degree of hazard
  • Kinds and extent of harm or damage it can cause
  • When that harm or damage is likely to happen and how to prevent it happening
  • How to dispose of it and how not to dispose of it

Transport

When a substance is packaged for transport, the package must have a placard or label indicating its type and degree of hazard and the driver must carry documentation identifying the substance and the hazards it presents.

What are my responsibilities?

  • You must make sure that you have been supplied with the right information and documentation for the hazardous substances that you deal with
  • Each hazardous substance must be supplied in packages that comply with packaging controls. You must make sure that this packaging is not damaged. Information supplied with the hazardous substance must be kept with the substance and must remain in good condition
  • You need to comply with the controls set by the Environment Risk Management Authority (ERMA) on each substance that you deal with. Check to see if a code of practice has been approved by the Authority. Following that could make compliance with these controls easier
  • If you are dealing with restricted hazardous substances (such as almost all explosives and many highly toxic substances), you may need go become an approved handler or ensure that certified approved handlers deal with these substances
  • In some cases, your site may need to be certified as suitable for some hazardous substances
  • For certain substances, you will need to be prepared for an emergency (for example, have the right sort of fire extinguisher available where there are flammable substances and have an emergency management plan.

Dispose of something safely?

All hazardous substances should have disposal instructions on their labels or in the accompanying information. Generally, disposal should be by treatment by a hazardous waste management operator or disposal to suitable landfills in accordance with their acceptance criteria, or, in certain cases, to sewer, in accordance with your local authority's trade waste acceptance criteria.

You can call Councils Environmental Monitoring Officer for advice on disposal.

Agrecovery

Agrecovery Service at Waipukurau - Change of Days & Hours

Service will only be offered on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours 12 noon to 5:00pm.

As before, service will  be available from Waipukurau Transfer Station only. The public is once again reminded that in order to enjoy Agrecovery services they must be registered with Agrecovery. Agrecovery contact details are (1)  free phone 0800 247 326 (2)  landline 04 499 6777 or email  info@agrecovery.org.nz. Finally, users are reminded to Triple rinse containers or they will be rejected. The Agrecovery programme provides a sustainable way to dispose of used agrichemical containers, which are then recycled into fully-compliant products right here in New Zealand’.

 

 

 

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