Hazardous Waste & Asbestos

Waste Minimisation

Household Quantities

All transfer stations provide a "drop-off" for household quantities only of hazardous materials.


  • Paint
  • Eco bulbs
  • Car and truck batteries
  • Household or garden chemicals
  • Escrap
  • Waste oil (not accepted at Pleasant Point)
  • Gas cylinders: All types to be dropped off at transfer station hazardous goods sheds


  • Liquids - up to 20 litres
  • Solids - up to 20 kilograms

For larger quantities, phone 03 687 7200 for advice or referrals.


Only TVs and CRT screens incur a charge. All other items are at no cost.


Chemwaste - a division of EnviroNZ: Provide collection, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. A division of Envirowaste Technical Services Ltd. Contact Rupinder Brar (03 384 5435) - Area Manager South Island.

Interwaste: International Waste Ltd: For collection and disposal of  dental amalgam, X Ray and photographic film and fluid; medical, sharps, pharmaceutical and quarantine waste materials. Phone 0800 102 131

Waste Management Technical Services: Phone 0800 835 645.

Asbestos Removal

Contact Fred Anscombe on 03 688 7141 or 027 432 6925.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021