Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Get Rid Of Hazardous Waste-Free


20 September 2002

GET RID OF HAZARDOUS WASTE-FREE

Hutt City residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste for free this Saturday 21 September, at Suds Vehicle Wash, 42 Seaview Rd, from 10.00am till 2.00 pm.

"Paint, solvents, pool chemicals, garden chemicals, kitchen cleaners, in fact virtually any waste that is potentially dangerous to health or the environment can be bought along to the collection," said Hutt City Council's Solid Waste Officer Nicolette West.

The only hazardous wastes that will not be accepted are asbestos, medical waste, gas cylinders, ammunition or explosives.

"Household Hazardous Waste requires special treatment and disposal to protect people and the environment. We are urging people to take this opportunity to bring their hazardous waste along so that it can be disposed of in a responsible manner."

People should never attempt to dispose of hazardous waste by tipping it down drains.

"If this type of waste is tipped down the drain it could pollute our streams or damage our new wastewater treatment plant," says Council's Divisional Manager Wastewater Project Alan Bannatyne.

"Council recently spent $60 million on the new treatment plant so we want to protect it."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news