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Paint and gas cylinders not accepted at haz waste collection

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Paint and gas cylinders not accepted at this year’s haz waste collection

The Hutt Valley hazardous waste collection will not be accepting gas cylinders or paint this year.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 25 OCT 2016—Every year, Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils provide a collection day for household hazardous waste. This is an opportunity for Hutt Valley residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste they may have around their properties. This year’s collection days are Saturday 29 October in Park Street, Upper Hutt and Sunday 30 October in Riverbank carpark, Lower Hutt. Both collections will operate from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

This year there are 2 items that the councils will not be collecting as they have done in previous years.

LPG Cylinders

We are unable to take LPG cylinders this year because our waste contractor is no longer taking them.

The smaller LPG cylinders (the ones used for barbecues and heaters) can be swapped or filled at petrol stations (subject to certain conditions). The larger cylinders for home heating should be left for professionals to change. Some scrap metal dealers may take empty cylinders, but we advise contacting them first to check.

Paint

We are no longer able to accept paint.

Paint should be disposed of responsibly and not poured down drains or sewers. However brushes and rollers may be cleaned in the sink. Hardened paint within old containers can be disposed of in your normal household rubbish, and clean containers may be recyclable.

Residents can take up to 20 litres of water-based or oil-based Resene paint to Upper Hutt’s Resene ColorShop for FREE recycling. For non-Resene paint there is a charge of 25 cents per litre. For larger and commercial quantities additional charges apply. For more information go to Resene’s website: www.resene.co.nz/paintwise

We are able to accept the following items:

• Petrol and oil

• Paint stripper

• Thinners and degreasers

• Pool chemicals

• Batteries

• Cleaning chemicals

• Garden chemicals

• Fluorescent bulbs

We will NOT accept gas bottles, paint, electronics, asbestos, medical waste or needles, ammunition or explosives.

For more information on hazardous waste disposal go to our webpage:www.upperhuttcity.com/waste-sustainability/household-hazardous-collection/

About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.

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