Current permits for hazardous waste

Here you'll find details of current permits for the import and export of hazardous waste.

The permit process ensures the facilities where hazardous waste will be disposed or recovered (in New Zealand or abroad) comply with the Basel Convention’s requirements.

This is to ensure the waste is treated in an environmentally-sound manner.

Export permits Plus

 

The following companies have current permits to export hazardous waste from New Zealand (updated March 2020): 

Exporter

Waste Product

Destination

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1000

30/03/2020

Macaulay Metals Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2000

31/03/2020

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

31/03/2020

PCB International Limited

Mixed e-waste

Republic of Korea

500

31/03/2020

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

29/04/2020

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

30/04/2020

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

30/04/2020

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

26/05/2020

Abilities Group

CRT glass

Australia

2,000

31/05/2020

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2000

31/05/2020

New Age Materials Limited

Printed circuit boards

Belgium

70

31/05/2020

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

6,000

30/06/2020

Auslink International New Zealand Limited

Cathode ray tube glass

Republic of Korea

500

30/06/2020

Upcycle Limited

Mixed Plastic (Plastics containing BFR and Unsorted Plastics from E Waste)

Republic of Korea

2,000

30/06/2020

TES-AMM New Zealand Ltd

Mixed e-waste

Singapore

1,200

17/07/2020

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1,000

31/07/2020

ChemWaste (Division of EnviroWaste Services Limited)

PFAS fire-fighting and industrial PFAS containing chemicals

France

150

19/08/2020

The New Zealand Refining Company

Spent catalyst

United States of America

20

31/08/2020

Macaulay Metals Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2,000

30/09/2020

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

6,000

30/09/2020

Chemwaste (Division of Envirowaste)

Non-halogenated solvents

 

Australia

300

13/10/2020

Chemwaste (Division of Envirowaste)

Mixed waste pesticides

 

Australia

300

13/10/2020

Global Metal Solutions

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2,000

19/10/2020

Middleman NZ Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3,000

30/11/2020

Metalman

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3,000

30/11/2020

Computer Recycling Limited

Printed circuit boards

Belgium

150

31/12/2020

 

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Tetrachloroethylene

France

100

3/12/2020

International Waste Limited (Interwaste)

Cytotoxic waste

Australia

200

31/12/2020

Abilities Group

Mixed e-waste

Japan

3000

18/10/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Cytotoxic waste

Australia

150

31/01/2021

Itrecycla Limited

Mixed e-waste

Japan

600

30/09/2022

New Age Materials

Printed circuit boards

Belgium

165

31/10/2022

Import permits Plus

The following companies have current permits to import hazardous waste into New Zealand (updated March 2020): 

Importer

Waste product

Source

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

New Caledonia

500

18/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Unsorted waste batteries - A1170

New Caledonia

1

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used catalyst

New Caledonia

300

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste asbestos (dusts and fibres)

New Caledonia

150

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Wastes from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding any such waste specified on list B

New Caledonia

200

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Medicine and cytotoxic waste

New Caledonia

20

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste packages and containers containing dangerous substances, soiled by chemicals

New Caledonia

100

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and or environment are not known

New Caledonia

200

26/03/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Wastes having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following: Antimony, Cadmium, Selenium

New Caledonia

20,000

16/04/2020

 

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used oil

New Caledonia

1000

12/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Metal Waste

New Caledonia

0.5

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Mercury, Mercury compounds

New Caledonia

10

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste lead-acid batteries

New Caledonia

100

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste electrical and electronic assemblies

New Caledonia

2

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste mineral oils

New Caledonia

300

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste thermal fluids (heat transfer)

New Caledonia

100

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers and glue/adhesives

New Caledonia

200

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste non halogenated organic solvents

New Caledonia

2500

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste halogenated organic solvents

New Caledonia

2.5

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals

New Caledonia

10

26/05/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions

New Caledonia

500

26/05/2020

Salters Cartage Limited

Waste hydrocarbon oil and grease containing liquids, soils and solids

New Caledonia

4,000

14/10/2020

Salters Cartage Limited

Waste hydrocarbon contaminated oils, sludges and solids

New Caledonia

1,500

14/10/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste consisting of or containing off specification or outdated chemicals

New Caledonia

200.0

1/12/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Activated charcoal

New Caledonia

1.0

1/12/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Creosote treated wood

New Caledonia

100.0

1/12/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Ammonium nitrate

New Caledonia

20.0

19/12/2020

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Electric accumulators and used unsorted batteries

New Caledonia

1.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste catalysts 

New Caledonia

300.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Asbestos waste 

New Caledonia

150.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

clinical and related waste

New Caledonia

20.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigment, paints, lacquers

New Caledonia

200.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

waste packages and containers containing annex 1 substances

New Caledonia

100.0

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

waste chemical substances from reseach and development or teaching activities

New Caledonia

200.0

28/02/2021

Transit of hazardous waste Plus

Hazardous waste shipment currently permitted to transit New Zealand en route from one country to another:

Source

Waste product

Destination

Quantity (MT)

Expiry

Australia

Liquid waste contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s)

France

350

02/09/2019

New Caledonia

Transformers, capacitors, solid and liquid waste contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s)

France

1640

04/12/2019

Philippines

Solids and liquids contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s)

France

608.027

13/11/2019