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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is accepted at both our Transfer Stations by prior arrangement only.   This is to ensure an approved handler is available to safely deal with the waste.  

What can and can't be accepted

Accepted:  Class 2,3,4,5,6 (not cyanide), 8 & 9

Please note the container must be labelled.  An unlabelled container must be accompanied by a safety data sheet (MSDS). 

The quantity must not exceed 100kgs or 100 litres. 

Not accepted:  Class 1,6 (cyanide), 7 (please contact the police)

Anything in an unlabelled or leaking container or quantities over 100kgs or 100 litres. 


Domestic scale volumes not exceeding 20 litre bags, triple bagged and labelled in accordance with the Health and Safety (Asbestos) Regulations (2016) can be disposed of at both our Transfer Stations by prior arrangement only.


The Otago Regional Council (ORC) offer a free agrichemical collection programme.

The programme offers free collection to urban and rural residents of agrichemicals and animal remedies.

Contact ORC on 03 474 0827 for further information or visit their website 

What can I do with leftover paint?

If you have paint or paint packaging that you no longer want or need, you can return it to Resene PaintWise, located at 87 Gorge Road, Queenstown.

Go to the  Resene website for more information on the service and what can be returned.

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