Shipping hazardous waste
Find out about the process for importing and exporting 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.
Find out which types of waste and e-waste are classified as hazardous.
To export hazardous waste out of New Zealand, you need a permit.
To import hazardous waste into New Zealand, you need a permit. Find out how to apply.
Here you'll find details of current permits for the import and export of hazardous waste.
Find out whether you need a permit to import or export plastic waste, what the requirements are, and how to apply for a permit.