MyHazWaste

This event was held on 16th June 2018.

Palmerston North City Council free event

This event has now been completed.  If you have questions about what to do with hazardous household waste, please contact Palmerston North City Council.

Palmerston North City Council funded a free one-off event for the safe disposal of hazardous household waste on 16th June 2018.

Funding for the event was limited, so we asked residents to let us know how much hazardous waste they wanted to dispose of before the event.

The booking deadline was 14th June 2018.

Please note, this was an event for Palmerston North residential households only.

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Registration

Registration was done online or by calling 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

The booking deadline was extended to 14th June 2018.

Before registering, we encouraged residents to check below to see which items we accepted.

What we accept

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After registration

We contacted those who booked to confirm their waste had been accepted and to advise the time and place of the event.

No unregistered waste was accepted at the event. If residents found additional waste that they wished to dispose of, they needed to add these to their registration by calling 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

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Hazardous Waste

 

This event is now completed.  It was for residential households only.  Businesses, farmers, growers, contractors and other organisations should contact ChemCollect for a commercial hazardous waste collection and disposal service.

Yes! We can accept your

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Household
Waste

Cleaners
Poisons
Solvents

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Garden
Chemicals

Insecticides
Herbicides
Fungicides

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Automotive
Waste

Antifreeze
Brake fluid
Fuel

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Pool
Chemicals

Chlorine

No! Sorry we can’t accept your

Asbestos Contact an asbestos specialist
Batteries Household batteries – take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre

Car batteries – take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre, Metalco Recyclers or Macaulay Metals

Batteries
Cooking Oil Seal in a plastic container, place in your Palmerston North City Council rubbish bag
Electronic waste Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre or Envirowaste Refuse Transfer Station E-waste
Fertilisers Share unwanted fertiliser (if not expired) or check if landfill will accept it Fertiliser Association
Lightbulbs Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre or B & M Electrical Lightbulbs
LPG gas cylinders Take to National Gas Ltd National Gas Ltd
Mobile phones Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre or use the RE:MOBILE Recycling Programme – free take back at 2degrees, Spark or Vodafone retail stores & kiosks nationwide or send by post RE:MOBILE
Motor oil Contact ROSE NZ for collection options ROSE NZ
Paint Resene PaintWise – Recycling and recovery of paint and paint packaging. Check the acceptance list for paint types. Resene brands are free, other brands cost 25c per litre Resene PaintWise
Pharmaceuticals Take to local pharmacy for appropriate disposal Pharmac
 

If you have items not listed above, please refer to: Palmerston North City Council – Guru’s Guide to What Goes Where

Frequently Asked Questions

What will it cost?

This is a free one-off event, however we do have funding limits, so registrations will be accepted on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.

Does registering automatically mean my hazardous waste disposal is confirmed?

If you book after the funding limit has been reached, we will advise you that your waste cannot be accepted at this event. We will provide your details to Palmerston North City Council so that they can plan for future events should funding allow. Your registration would receive priority for any future event.

What can I bring to the event?

Please check the table above for what can and can’t be accepted.  If you are unsure, please call us on 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

What will happen if I bring additional items that weren’t registered or were not on the acceptance list?

We have the right to refuse to take additional items or items that do not meet the acceptance criteria.

I don’t know what’s in the container.

Please include it under one of the categories (it doesn’t matter which category) however the contractor, 3R Group Ltd, has the right to refuse it after inspection.

Are these materials harmful to me and how should I transport them?

Many chemicals in your house and garage are harmful if used, stored or disposed of incorrectly. This can cause harm to people, animals, land and the environment.  For this reason, the council is funding this free hazardous household waste event.  Please ensure your waste is stored carefully and out of reach of children and animals. When transporting hazardous waste we recommend you put items in a bunded container (ie. one that won’t leak if the chemicals spill) in the boot of your car, back of your ute or in a trailer. If you are in doubt whether the items should be transported, please call us first on 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

Why don’t you take paint, motor oil, etc?

Many potentially hazardous items like paint, e-waste and batteries, already have recycling or recovery outlets and these items should be directed through those services. This reduces the burden of hazardous waste disposal on the council and therefore the ratepayer. Please refer to Palmerston North City Council’s “Guru’s Guide to What Goes Where” for more information about where to take waste that is not accepted at this event.

Is this event just for householders?

Yes.  Businesses, farmers, growers, contractors and other organisations should contact ChemCollect for a commercial chemical collection and disposal service as this is not covered by this council-funded event.
Please also note this event is for Palmerston North residential households only.

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Do I have to register before the event?

Yes, you must register first as funding is limited.

 

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Where will the event be held?

The event will be held on the 16th and 17th June 2018. You will be advised of the event location on confirmation of your registration – this is to stop those who have not registered from turning up at the event.

What time will the event be held?

We will send you a confirmation letter specifying your allocated time slot. If you can’t make the allocated time, please call us on 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

Do I have to bring my confirmation letter with me?

No, we will have a list of all those who registered and how much waste they registered.

I can’t bring my waste in on 16th and 17th June.

You could ask someone else to bring it for you as long as you have received a confirmed registration and the person bringing it knows what name it was registered under. If that’s not possible, let us know you can’t attend and we will hold your booking for the next hazardous waste event.

I haven’t got a car. Can you collect from my house?

Unfortunately, we can’t collect direct from your house for this event.  You could ask someone else to bring it for you if you have first received a confirmed registration and the person bringing it knows what name it was registered under.  If that’s not possible, you could contact ChemCollect to do a private collection from your property but there will be a cost.

 

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My neighbour wants me to bring in chemicals for them. Is this ok?

That’s fine as long as the waste was registered, they have received a confirmation, and you know what name it was registered under.

When is the next event?

Palmerston North City Council may decide to hold future events should funding allow. They will advertise any future events to the public.

I missed out on this event, but I urgently need my waste disposed of. What can I do?

If you need an urgent collection, you can contact ChemCollect for a private collection from your property but there will be a cost.

What happens to the waste I bring in?

Waste is transported, stored, aggregated and disposed of according to New Zealand regulations. This is organised by the contractor, 3R Group Ltd.

Have any more questions?

Give us a call on 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642) or email info@myhazwaste.kiwi