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.

The next household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held on Saturday, 28 March 2020

Register online

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: