MyHazWaste

Bookings close:
Friday, 26 August 2022

Cambridge free event

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.

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Registration

You can register online or call 0508 CHEMICAL (0508 243 642).

Bookings are open until 26 August, 2022.

Before registering, check below to see which items we will accept.

What we accept

Register

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After registration

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)

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Hazardous Waste

 

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.

Yes! We can accept your

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Household
Waste

Cleaners
Poisons
Solvents
Batteries
Paint

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Garden
Chemicals

Insecticides
Herbicides
Fungicides

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Automotive &
Marine Waste

Antifreeze
Brake fluid
Fuel
Batteries
Anti-fouling paint
Oil

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Pool
Chemicals

Chlorine

No! Sorry we can’t accept your

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.

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 the 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.

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

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.

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 all hazardous materials?

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.

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 Cambridge 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 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.

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 the specified date.

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.

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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When is the next event?

The Waipā District 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