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

 


HazMobile to collect hazardous waste in Hawke’s Bay

November 9th, 2012

HazMobile to collect hazardous waste in Hawke’s Bay

The HazMobile returns to Hawke’s Bay this month, giving residents the opportunity to get rid of their hazardous waste.

The collection is a free service which allows householders to safely dispose of hazardous material including oils, chemicals, wet cell batteries and solvents. The service operates like a drive-through - the driver stays in the car, while staff unload the hazardous material. It is recommended that your waste items are packed into boxes so they are easy to remove from a vehicle. It is recommended that containers are clearly labelled to help the person receiving the waste.

Waste which will be accepted at HazMobile includes:

• Household chemicals: including toilet, drain and oven cleaners, disinfectants, furniture and shoe polish and pool chemicals
• Garden chemicals: pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers
• Automotive products: waste oil, petrol, diesel, brake fluid and car care products.
• DIY products: varnishes, solvents, paint strippers, glues and wood preservatives.
• Light bulbs: Fluorescent tubes, energy-saving light bulbs and ultraviolet light bulbs.
• Batteries: wet-cell batteries used in cars and boats, rechargeable batteries used in appliances
• Gas cylinders
• Paint: oil and acrylic based paints along with aerosol cans

If you are unsure about the disposal of a product check the labelling – if it uses words such as “Warning ”, “Danger”, “Caution”, “Poison” or “Do not dispose of with household rubbish” you can assume HazMobile will accept it.

Hastings District Council Waste Minimisation Planner Angela Atkins says” Hazardous waste can cause serious harm to people and the environment if it is not disposed of correctly. All residents should have a look around their properties to identify items which could be best disposed of at the HazMobile.”

HazMobile collections will be located at the Hastings Sports Centre, Railway Road on Saturday November 17th and at Eastern Truck and Marine, Austin Street, Onekawa, Napier on Sunday November 18th and will be open from 10am - 2pm on those days.

The HazMobile collection is supported by the Hastings District Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council and Napier City Council.

NOTE: Non-rechargeable dry-cell batteries (zinc carbon, zinc chloride and alkaline batteries in AAA, AA, C, and D sizes) are NOT classified as hazardous waste and can be disposed of in recycling containers located at Hastings District Council reception, the Environment Centre and the Henderson Road Recycling Centre year round, as well as at the HazMobile.

HazMobile does not accept commercial waste or waste in commercial amounts.

Further information on the HazMobile collection and hazardous waste is available at http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/hazmobile

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.

Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.

Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>

.

 
 

Parliament Today:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:

Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

TPP Leak: Intellectual Property Text Confirms Risk - Jane Kelsey

The US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. ‘These are bound to impact on Pharmac if they are accepted’, according to Professor Kelsey... Copyright is another area of ongoing sensitivity... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news