Shipping hazardous waste

Find out about the process for exporting and importing hazardous waste.

New Zealand belongs to several international environmental agreements covering the import and export of hazardous waste. These agreements are in place to prevent harm to human health and the environment across the world.

Exporting hazardous waste

You cannot export hazardous waste out of New Zealand without a permit from us.

Importing hazardous waste

If you want to import hazardous waste to New Zealand, both you and the exporter in the country of export need to be part of an application process.

Exporting electronic waste

Find out if your e-waste is considered waste and what steps you need to take to export it.

Current permit holders

See who currently holds a permit for the import and export of hazardous waste.