Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Hutt Valley hazardous waste collection will not be accepting gas cylinders or paint this year.
Every year, the Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils provide a collection day for household hazardous waste. This is an opportunity for 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.
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.
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
• 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/
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