Household Hazardous Waste Day

Paint cans

Household hazardous waste days give households the opportunity to register hazardous waste with the council and drop it off at a designated location.

It is essential that hazardous waste is registered with the council and approved before the day so we can plan for its safe disposal through the proper channels.

Hazardous waste days are held annually – registrations for this year's event are open until 5.00pm on Friday, 12 April 2024. Once you've registered the types of waste you want to get rid of, the council will get back to you with the location and a drop-off time.

This year's Household Hazardous Waste Day is on Saturday, 20 April 2024 from 9.00am until 12 noon

Register here

Types of hazardous waste we accept

Household waste

  • paint
  • 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
  • pharmaceuticals


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