Haz­mo­bile planned for next year

Hastings Leader - - News -

The an­nual Haz­mo­bile col­lec­tion has been de­layed this year, and res­i­dents are be­ing re­minded to store their haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als safely, or use other op­tions if they are want­ing to dis­pose of them sooner.

Haz­mo­bile events are usu­ally held around Novem­ber in Hast­ings and Napier, but the an­nual haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion has had to be post­poned this year.

It is planned to stage the event in the New Year (prior to July), with the ex­act date to be con­firmed closer to the time.

In the mean­time, there are other op­tions to safely get rid of your haz­ardous waste.

In Hast­ings, the Hen­der­son Rd Re­cy­cling De­pot takes house­hold quan­ti­ties of waste engine oil, gas bot­tles and cylin­ders, bat­ter­ies (house­hold, recharge­able and car bat­ter­ies) and flu­o­res­cent light tubes and com­pact flu­o­res­cent light bulbs (CFLs).

Used paint can be taken to Re­sene, al­though a fee may ap­ply if the prod­uct is not a Re­sene paint.

In Napier, the Red­clyffe trans­fer sta­tion ac­cepts house­hold quan­ti­ties of waste engine oil, gas bot­tles and cylin­ders, bat­ter­ies (house­hold, recharge­able and car bat­ter­ies) and paint.

The gen­eral waste charge ap­plies to waste oil and paint.

If res­i­dents are want­ing to dis­pose of chem­i­cals sooner, a user pays ser­vice is avail­able via Chem Col­lect — go to 3r.co.nz/ChemCol­lect/

For peo­ple who have haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als at home Hast­ings Dis­trict and Napier City coun­cils ad­vise that they should make sure they are stored safely and se­curely.

■ Keep haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als dry and away from heat or flames.

■ Al­ways keep things in their orig­i­nal con­tainer so the con­tents are clearly la­belled.

■ If the con­tainer is leak­ing and you have to use an­other, la­bel it cor­rectly.

■ Keep lids tightly closed.

■ Al­ways keep haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als out of the reach of chil­dren — for ex­am­ple in a locked cup­board.

The Haz­mo­bile col­lec­tion has been de­layed this year.

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