Hazardous Waste

This section describes options for disposing of hazardous waste.

Many materials and chemicals that are routinely used in our homes, farms and workplaces may be hazardous or contain hazardous chemicals.  

When these products are no longer needed it is necessary that they are disposed of in an appropriate manner to ensure that the environment is not contaminated and that there is no risk to people's health.

Special Waste Disposal

Some waste materials are not suitable for dispoal at Resource Recovery Centres and are termed 'specail waste'.  This waste is accepted on application at the York Valley Landfill, providing certain criteria are met.

For more information please contact Nelson City Council.


Asbestos

Asbestos is not suitable for disposal at Resource Recovery Centres and is termed 'special waste'. Read more about dealing with asbestos.

Commercial Hazardous Waste

Many commercial enterprises and industries manufacture, use, store or distribute hazardous substances. Hazardous wastes need to be disposed of safely to protect human health and the environment.

Household Hazardous Waste

Services to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

Redundant Farm Agrichemicals

Numerous chemicals and substances have been historically used for agriculture and horticulture in the Tasman District. Some are still in current use. Such wastes need to be disposed of safely to protect human and animal health as well as the environment.


This section describes options for disposing of hazardous waste.