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Hazardous Waste

October 16, 2014 /

hazard

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste from households can be dropped off for free. Please see an attendant before unloading. A waste is considered hazardous if it poses a risk to people or the environment if not properly managed, stored or disposed of.  All household hazardous waste should have information on how to dispose of it, either on the container label or on the accompanying information. At Xtreme Zero Waste, we receive hazardous waste such as; farm chemicals, drenches, chlorine, fertilisers, organophosphates, insecticides, or home garden chemicals. We do not take hazardous waste from businesses. Businesses should make arrangements for collections directly with an appropriate collection company.

We DO NOT take asbestos. It is illegal for any transfer station to take asbestos and also it is very dangerous. The only way to confirm asbestos in a suspected product is to have it tested by an approved laboratory. Testing can be carried out by the Public Health Unit, Community Health PO box 505, Hamilton Tel: 07 838 2569.

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