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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

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