We run a Hazmobile collection for household hazardous waste every spring.
Hazmobile Collection 2017
Saturday 28 October: Park Street Depot, Upper Hutt
Sunday 29 October: Riverbank Car Park, Lower Hutt
Collection times: 10am - 2pm
What do we collect?
Hazardous waste is anything that could pose a danger either to people or to the environment.
We'll take single-use cell batteries, rechargeable batteries and car batteries.
Don't dispose of your rechargeable batteries in the landfill: take them to the annual Hazardous Waste Collection for safe disposal and recycling.
We'll accept fluorescent and LED bulbs at our annual Hazmobile collection.
Because fluorescent light bulbs can present a significant problem if disposed in our landfills, we support an initiative to see that they’re 100% recycled. You can drop off household fluorescent light bulbs at the landfill for recycling.
Electronic waste (E-Waste)?
E-Waste (electronic waste) is any form of electronic waste that requires disposal. E-Waste is a major source of toxins in landfills.
Earthlink Inc runs a recycling and retail shop and also provides a drop-in service for recycling e-waste. You can drop off electronic waste for collection at Silverstream Landfill or at 25 Peterkin Street.
This could include caustic kitchen products, or any chemicals that've been sitting in the kitchen or bathroom cupboard for too long. Don't tip them down the sink: bring them in and we'll take care of them.
Agrichemicals and DIY supplies
Get rid of your old tins of paint thinner, old containers of weedkiller and other unidentified nasties from the back of the shed.
We won't collect asbestos - it's way too dangerous to drop off at the Hazmobile site. Instead, contact us and we'll advise you how to dispose of it safely.
Disposing of hazardous waste
Please don’t take hazardous waste to the landfill or put it out with your rubbish for collection. Here are some other options for getting rid of hazardous waste safely.
What can I do with my hazardous waste?
- Look out for special collections organised by local organisations
- Approach environmentally friendly retailers – many will accept old equipment and appliances, especially if you agree to buy your new equipment from them
- There are commercial operators who will dispose of your waste for a fee. You can contact us for their details.