Importing or exporting hazardous waste in New Zealand
New Zealand is party to several multilateral environmental agreements surrounding the import and export of hazardous waste. These agreements are in place to prevent harm to human health and the environment.
You must obtain a permit before waste that is defined as hazardous (as per the Basel Convention, schedule 3 of the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibitions Order (No.2)) is imported or exported to or from New Zealand.
If you import or export a hazardous waste you must check if the waste is classified as hazardous under the Basel Convention and the Order.
Read about the process for importing hazardous waste to New Zealand under the Basel Convention requirements and the Order.
Read about exporting electronic waste out of New Zealand under the Basel Convention and the Order.
A list of the current permit holders for the import and export of hazardous waste to and from New Zealand.