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.

Hazardous waste including e-waste

Find out which types of waste and e-waste are classified as hazardous.

Exporting hazardous waste

To export hazardous waste out of New Zealand, you need a permit. Find out how to apply.

Importing hazardous waste

To import hazardous waste into New Zealand, you need a permit. Find out how to apply.

Current permits

See details of current permits for the import and export of hazardous waste.