This event was held on 7 October 2023
This event was held on 7 October 2023
Palmerston North City Council held a free event for the safe disposal of hazardous household waste on Saturday, 7th October 2023.
Funding for the event is limited, so we need to know how much hazardous waste you want to dispose of before the event.
Bookings are now closed.
Please note, this is an event for Palmerston North residential households only.
We will contact you by 5pm on Wednesday, 4th October to confirm your waste has been accepted and to advise the time and place of the event.
No unregistered waste will be accepted at the event. If you find additional waste that you wish to dispose of, you must ring us to add these to your registration. Call 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).
This event is for Palmerston North residential households only. Businesses, farmers, growers, contractors and other organisations should contact ChemCollect for a commercial hazardous waste collection and disposal service as this is not covered by this council funded event.
|Asbestos||Contact an asbestos specialist|
|Batteries (Household / car)||Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre|
|Cooking Oil||Seal in a plastic container, place in your Palmerston North City Council rubbish bag|
|Electronic waste||Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre||E-waste|
|Explosives or ammunition||Contact your local police station|
|Fertilisers||Share unwanted fertiliser (if not expired) or check if landfill will accept it||Fertiliser Association|
|Light bulbs||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 and filters||Take to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre|
|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||Life Pharmacy|
|If you have items not listed above, please refer to: Palmerston North City Council – What Goes Where|
This is a free event, however we do have funding limits, so registrations will be accepted on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.
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.
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).
We have the right to refuse to take additional items or items that do not meet the acceptance criteria.
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.
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).
Many potentially hazardous items like paint and e-waste, 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.
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.
You have to register as funding is limited. Registrations for the Palmerston North event are open until 1st October 2023.
The event will be held on Saturday, 7th October 2023. 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.
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).
No, we will have a list of all those who registered and how much waste they registered.
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.
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.
That’s fine as long as the waste was registered, they have received a confirmation, and you know what name it was registered under.
Palmerston North City Council may decide to hold future events should funding allow. They will advertise any future events to the public.
Waste is transported, stored, aggregated and disposed of according to New Zealand regulations. This is organised by the contractor, 3R Group Ltd.