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 October 2020): 

Exporter

Waste Product

Destination

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

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 New Zealand Limited

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

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Cytotoxic waste

Australia

150

31/01/2021

Sky Metal Recyclers

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2000

31/01/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

PFAS

France

200

28/02/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste pesticides

Germany

60

28/02/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1000

28/02/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

5000

28/02/2021

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited

Spent pot liner

Germany

6,000

31/03/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

30/04/2021

Dominion Trading Company Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

30/04/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2000

31/05/2021

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

31/05/2021

Sky Metal Recyclers

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1000

31/05/2021

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

100

31/05/2021

Dominion Trading Company Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

4,200

30/06/2021

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

500

30/06/2021

TES-AMM New Zealand Limited

Mixed e-waste

Singapore

1,200

08/07/2021

Dominion Trading Company Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2,000

31/07/2021

Upcycle Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

Upcycle Limited

31/07/2021

Macaulay Metals Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2000

31/07/2021

Dominion Trading Company Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1,000

31/08/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

5,000

31/08/2021

Metalman New Zealand Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

6,000

30/09/2021

Abilities Group

Mixed e-waste

Japan

3000

18/10/2021

Global Metal Solutions

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1,000

19/10/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated solvents

France

200

03/12/2021

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 October 2020): 

Importer

Waste product

Source

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

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 reteach and development or teaching activities

New Caledonia

200.0

28/02/2021

Metalman NZ Limited

Used lead acid batteries

New Caledonia

500

13/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Metal wastes and waste consisting of alloys of mercury

New Caledonia

0.5

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following: antimony, cadmium, selenium

New Caledonia

20,000

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Crushed fluorescent tubes

New Caledonia

10

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

New Caledonia

100

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste electrical and electronic assembly, other activated glass, vapour sodium lamps

New Caledonia

2

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Rags soiled by hydrocarbons, oil filter, oil, earth soiled by hydrocarbons, wastes soiled by hydrocarbons

New Caledonia

300

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste thermal fluids: Cooling liquid

New Caledonia

100

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

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

New Caledonia

200

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste non-halogenated organic solvents

New Caledonia

2500

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated Solvents

New Caledonia

2.5

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off-specification, outdated or unfit for their originally intended use

New Caledonia

10

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions, earth soiled by hydrocarbons

New Caledonia

500

8/04/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Unsorted waste batteries

New Caledonia

5

29/07/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Off-specification or outdated chemicals

New Caledonia

200

29/07/2021

Salters Cartage Limited

Oily rags and filters

New Caledonia

400

09/08/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Off-specification or outdated chemicals

New Caledonia

2,000

28/09/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste non-halogenated organic solvents

New Caledonia

2,500

28/9/2021

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

New Caledonia

Circuits containing Sulphur Hexafluoride

France

100

13/12/2020

New Caledonia

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

France

1500

13/12/2020

New Caledonia

PFAS

France

150

13/12/2020

Australia

Lithium metal batteries

Canada

10

30/11/2020

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