Learn about the safe disposal of hazardous substances from your household. These include BBQ gas bottles, helium bottles, car batteries, fire extinguishers, butane gas canisters, most chemicals, paint and solvents.
From 1 February 2024, there’ll be a few changes for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents to keep in mind when sorting their recycling, organics and rubbish.
To help you prepare, we’ve updated our webpages with the new guidelines.
To find out more, visit our Kerbside changes webpage.
You need to dispose of these items safely. Take them to any of our EcoDrop recycling centres(external link) for free.
Please keep hazardous waste out of the kerbside collection bins or drains.
The EcoDrop Recycling Centres accept the following items:
For more information go to the EcoCentral website(external link).
Batteries contain numerous components that are bad for the environment. If put in wheelie bins, batteries can potentially harm staff and members of the public.
Collecting batteries before they deteriorate means they can be recycled appropriately, saving valuable components for reuse and reducing the risk to people and the environment.
Find a battery recycling station by visiting battery recycling
Alternatively you can drop these off at an EcoDrop recycling centre.