This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Auckland household hazardous waste drop-off event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Hazardous waste can potentially harm people’s health and pollute the environment. These products normally have a warning on their label.
You can reduce hazardous waste by:
If you still have hazardous waste on your property and you’re unsure how to dispose of something, you can search online by product. Most hazardous waste is accepted at Transfer Stations across Auckland. Find the most convenient one for you or call Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 to help make a plan for this waste.
We will contact you as soon as a new event date has been scheduled.
No unregistered waste will be accepted at the event. If you find additional waste that you wish to dispose of, please ring us to add these to your registration. Call 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642)
This event is for Howick Local Board and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area residents 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||This is a hazardous item, please contact an asbestos specialist for disposal.||Asbestos contractors|
|Cooking oil||Small amounts of household cooking oil (under 500ml) can be disposed of in a sealed non-recyclable container in the household rubbish bin.|
|Electronic waste||A variety of options are available. Check the Auckland Council rubbish and recycling page to find out where you can take your e-waste||E-waste options|
|Fertilisers||Share unwanted fertiliser (if not expired) or check if landfill will accept it|
|LPG gas cylinders||Take to Mata Gas||Mata Gas|
|Lightbulbs||Recycle through Corys Electrical or JA Russell Electrical stores. Interwaste has a flourescent light disposal system.||Lightbulbs|
|Mobile phones||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||The R.O.S.E. programme collects unwanted motor oil via Supercheap Auto or Repco stores||R.O.S.E.|
|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||Unused medicines and pharmaceuticals can be recycled and disposed of safely at all pharmacies for free.||Auckland Council|
If you have items not listed above, please refer to: Auckland Council’s “How to get rid of unwanted items” guide.
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.
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 the 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.
That’s fine as long as the waste was registered by them for this event and they have received a confirmation. They should advise you what name it was registered under.
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 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 Auckland Council’s “How to get rid of unwanted items” guide 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 Howick Local Board area residential households only.
The event will be held on Sunday, 29th March 2020. You will be advised of the event location on confirmation of your registration by 5pm, Wednesday 25th March – 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, you can contact ChemCollect for a private collection from your property but there will be a cost.
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.
Auckland Council and the Howick Local Board 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.