Hazardous Waste has the potential to harm people's health and the environment. It includes substances that are flammable, corrosive, chemically reactive, toxic, eco-toxic or radioactive. Tauranga City Council aims to remove these materials from the waste stream for appropriate disposal or recycling to reduce the potential environmental harm they may cause.
More information about Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Waste Collection
Council will accept small quantities of selected hazardous waste from households free at Transfer Stations (solvents, household cleaners, garden chemicals) throughout the year. This is by prior arrangement only, please phone Tauranga City Council Call Centre (07) 577 7000.
Hazardous Waste from Commercial Businesses
Council does not accept hazardous waste from businesses. Tauranga City Council encourages private sector manufacturers and suppliers of potentially hazardous materials to accept their own responsibility for the handling and disposal of hazardous materials. This includes farms and orchards. Businesses wishing to dispose of hazardous waste should contact one of the following contractors:
- Waste Management Technical Services - ph 09 274 7963
- Envirowaste Technical Services - ph 09 636 0350
- R & S Mc Gregor - ph 027 4751 134
Hazardous Waste recycling for agricultural waste
The Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme provides New Zealand’s primary sector with responsible and sustainable systems for the recovery and recycling of persistent “on-farm” waste products. For detailed information about how Agrecovery can help you deal with persistent waste on your farm or property, please visit www.agrecovery.co.nz
Last Reviewed: 18/05/2016