Register now for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Published on June 01, 2023
Whanganui District Council’s popular Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, 24 June, and is currently open for registrations.
Household hazardous waste must be registered by 17 June to allow the council to plan for the appropriate disposal of different toxic materials. Once you register you will receive confirmation on when and where to drop off the waste.
The council’s waste advisor, Stuart Hylton, says, “When we talk about ‘household hazardous waste’, we’re referring to any unwanted household product that is flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. The most common products include aerosols, fertilizers, motor oil, paint supplies, and solvents. Improper disposal of these can contaminate water and land, or harm kids and pets.
“This waste collection initiative helps people to make their homes safer and do the right thing for the environment. The council holds several Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days per year to allow the community to dispose of their toxic waste, which can otherwise be tricky to do.”
For waste that cannot be accepted on the specified day, visit the Resource Whanganui website on www.resourcewhanganui.org.nz.
To register, fill in the form on the Household Hazardous Waste Day section of the council website. Once registered, the council will contact you with a time and drop off location between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday, 24 June.
Spaces are limited so residents are encouraged to register early to avoid missing out.
At the last collection in November 2022, over 1,800 litres of dangerous waste such as acids, caustic solutions and isopropyl alcohol were collected, along with nearly 1 tonne of paint and pesticides.
To register and for a full list of the waste that can be disposed of, head to the council's Household Hazardous Waste page.