Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Council plans to run four hazardous waste drop-off days a year, which are for households only. Hazardous waste needs to be registered with the Council before the day so we can ensure we have the capacity to deal with it.

We are in the process of planning the next drop-off day. We expect that it will take place between February and April 2020. You can receive email updates about this by subscribing to this page below.

Types of hazardous waste we accept

Household waste

  • cleaners
  • poisons
  • solvents
  • batteries

Garden chemicals

  • insecticides
  • herbicides
  • fungicides

Automotive and marine waste

  • antifreeze
  • brake fluid
  • fuel
  • batteries
  • anti-fouling paint

Pool chemicals

  • chlorine

How to dispose of other hazardous waste

The following types of waste cannot be accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Day:

  • business or commercial household waste
  • asbestos
  • cooking oil
  • electronic waste
  • fertilisers
  • LPG gas cylinders
  • lightbulbs
  • mobile phones
  • motor oil
  • paint
  • pharmaceuticals

For information on how to dispose of hazardous waste we can’t accept on Household Hazardous Waste Day, visit the Resource Whanganui website: