Registrations open for Household Hazardous Waste Day

Published on 17 October 2019

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Registrations are now open for Whanganui District Council’s first Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, 9 November. Hazardous waste must be registered and approved by the Council before the day to be accepted.

The Council plans to run four hazardous waste drop off days a year, which are for household hazardous waste only.

The Council’s Waste Advisor, Stuart Hylton, says, “Having old unwanted chemicals such as insecticides, batteries and solvents lying around in sheds and garages can be a danger for children and pets.

“Our Household Hazardous Waste Day initiative helps people to make their homes safer and do the right thing for the environment.”

Hazardous waste needs to be registered with the Council before the day so we can plan for its disposal through the proper channels.

To register, fill in the form on the Household Hazardous Waste Day section of the Whanganui District Council website. Once you have registered, the Council will contact you with a drop-off location and a time between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday, 9 November.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. Only registered and approved waste will be accepted.

Stuart Hylton says, “While the Council can accept quite a range of chemicals on Household Hazardous Waste Day, we don’t have the capacity to accept all types of hazardous waste.”

See the Household Hazardous Waste Day section of the Whanganui District Council website for information on what the Council can accept and for advice on safe disposal of other hazardous waste.