Bookings are now closed
Bookings are now closed
The Waipā District Council is funding a free one-off event for the safe disposal of hazardous household waste on Sunday 4 September, 2022.
The event will be held in Cambridge and is for Waipā District Council residential households only.
Funding is limited, as we need to know how much hazardous waste you want to dispose of so we can prepare to contain and transport it safely.
Bookings are now closed.
We will contact you by 5pm on Wednesday 31 August 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, please ring us to add these to your registration. Call 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642)
This event is for Waipā District Council 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.
|Paint (Resene branded)||Resene PaintWise – Recycling and recovery of paint and paint packaging. Check acceptance list for paint types. Resene brands are free, other brands cost 25c per litre||Resene PaintWise|
|Asbestos||Contact an asbestos specialist (use online search engine or check Yellow Pages)||Contact certified companies|
|Electronic waste||Take to Urban Miners monthly collection event.||Urban Miners Facebook page|
|Explosives or Ammunition||Contact your local Police Station|
|Fertilisers||Share unwanted fertiliser (if not expired) or check if transfer station will accept it.|
|Light bulbs||Interwaste is the only company in New Zealand offering a zero-to-landfill 100% recycling service for all forms of mercury lamps. Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, a highly toxic waste, which, if disposed of irresponsibly can pollute waterways and damage the environment.||Interwaste|
|LPG gas cylinders||Take to National Gas Ltd.|
|Mobile phones||RE:MOBILE Recycling Programme – free take back at 2degrees, Spark or Vodafone retail stores & kiosks nationwide or send by post.||RE:MOBILE|
|Pharmaceuticals||Take to local pharmacy for appropriate disposal.||Pharmac|
|Cooking oil||Seal in a plastic container, place in your rubbish.|
|The Waipa District Council has an excellent guide to a wide range of waste items on its website.|
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 above 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 Cambridge residential households only.
The event will be held on Sunday, 4th September 2022. You will be advised of the event location on confirmation of your registration by 5pm, Wednesday 31st August – 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.
The Waipā District 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.