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Tasman residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as cleaning agents and garden chemicals, through a service provided by Tasman District Council in co-operation with Nelson City.
Because chemicals pose a significant risk to both human health and the environment, before taking advantage of this service you first need to contact Tasman District Council to record the type and amount of unwanted chemical. Council then provides you with a signed inventory that must accompany your chemicals for disposal at the Pascoe Street Transfer Station in Nelson.
This service only applies to household chemicals and excludes commercial or agricultural chemicals, plus oils or acids. Farm chemicals can be disposed of through the Agrecovery scheme. Go to www.agrecovery.co.nz, or phone Tasman District Council for more details.
Before household chemicals can be accepted at Pascoe Street they must first be safely and securely packaged, then presented to ticket office staff along with the signed inventory.
Only ticket office staff can accept the chemicals. For disposal during normal working hours please phone 03 548 5760 to arrange a suitable time.
Open or leaking bags or containers cannot be accepted. Please put them inside a clear heavy-duty plastic bag and seal it. If necessary, repackage the chemicals into a new container but make sure to include the original container so the chemical can be identified.
Further information on this service can be found on the Council’s website www.tasman.govt.nz, search “household hazardous waste” or call Ph. 03 543 8400.