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Hazardous Waste

Keep hazardous waste out of skips

Do you use skips at your home or business? Take a look at this important notice on what you should avoid putting into the skip.

Marlborough Hazardous Waste Centre

The Hazardous Waste Centre (HWC) has recently opened and provides a central hub for hazardous waste disposal from both commercial and residential origins. Located opposite the Resource Recovery Centre, the HWC operates as a drive through drop-off point for the following types of hazardous waste:

  • Waste oil
  • Pesticides, herbicides, and garden chemicals – these can be very dangerous to humans, animals, and to the surrounding environment
  • Small batteries like those found in power tools, electronics, or hearing aids – they contain either heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury, or lithium which can be very dangerous if not disposed of properly
  • Paint and paint related material such as turpentine, paint thinner, varnish, paint stripper, and wood stain
  • Solvents such as methylated spirits and citronella oil
  • General household and commercial chemicals such as cleaners etc.
  • Pool or spa chemicals such as pool chlorine or bromine tablets etc.
  • Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, eg; energy saver bulbs, as these contain the heavy metal mercury
  • Old fuel such as petrol, old two-stroke mix, and diesel
  • Lead acid batteries from cars, trucks, tractors etc. These contain sulphuric acid and the heavy metal lead
  • Gas cylinders and aerosols
  • Fluorescent light fittings
  • PCBs from old capacitors which are quite often found in old light fittings
  • Asbestos
  • Fire extinguishers, especially yellow BCF fire extinguishers that contain an ozone depleting substance
  • Explosives such as flares and fireworks

Can't see your items listed above? Contact 03 578 9622 to discuss.

Domestic quantities of hazardous waste are free to dispose of, commercial materials may incur a charge for disposal.

Much of the hazardous waste is sent away for recycling so not only do you help ensure the environment is safe for future generations by keeping hazardous waste out of the landfill, you play a part in enabling the recycling of the materials.

Regional Transfer Stations

Domestic quantities of hazardous waste can be dropped off at all regional transfer stations except Ward. Make sure all hazardous waste is labelled and well contained.

For commercial hazardous waste please use the Marlborough Hazardous Waste Centre or contact 03 578 9622 for more information.

Opening hours

All year except summer period (see below):

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Summer period: Last Monday before Christmas to the Sunday after Waitangi Day.

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Public holiday Opening Times

Public Holiday

Day

Date

Opening Times

Waitangi Day (Observed)

Monday

8 February

8am till 4.30pm

Good Friday

Friday

2 April

Closed

Easter Monday

Monday

5 April

8am till 4.30pm

Anzac Day

Sunday

25 April

1pm to 4pm

Anzac Day (Observed)

Monday

26 April

8am till 4.30pm

Queen's Birthday

Monday

7 June

8am till 4.30pm

Labour Day

Monday

25 October

8am till 4.30pm

Marlborough Anniversary

Monday

1 November

8am till 4.30pm

Christmas Day

Saturday

25 December

Closed

Christmas Day (Observed)

Monday

27 December

8am till 4.30pm

Boxing Day (Observed)

Tuesday

28 December

8am till 4.30pm

New Years Day (Observed)

Monday

3 January

8am till 4.30pm

Day After NY Day (Observed)

Tuesday

4 January

8am till 4.30pm