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 September 2019): 

Exporter

Waste Product

Destination

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Aqueous film-forming foams containing PFAS chemicals

France

200

30/09/2019

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

7000

30/09/2019

Itrecycla Limited

Mixed e-waste

Japan

600

31/10/2019

Itrecycla Limited

Mixed e-waste

Japan

1,000

31/10/2019

Phoenix Metal Recyclers NZ Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1200

31/12/2019

 

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited

Spent pot liner: Lumps of carbonaceous and refractory material with some metallic inclusions

Spain

10,000

9/01/2020

Interwaste (International Waste Limited)

Miscellaneous mercury-bearing waste including crushed lamps and fluorescent tubes

Australia

50

21/01/2020

Interwaste (International Waste Limited)

Cytotoxic waste

 

Australia

200

24/01/2020

 

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

3000

30/01/2020

 

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Organic solvents

Australia

240

3/02/2020

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

5000

28/02/2020

Metalman NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

500

28/02/2020

Upcycle Limited

Mixed waste batteries

Republic of Korea

100

28/02/2020

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

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

1,000

31/07/2020

The New Zealand Refining Company

Spent catalyst

United States of America

20

31/08/2020

Computer Recycling Limited

Printed circuit boards

Belgium

150

31/12/2020

Abilities Group

Mixed e-waste

Japan

3000

18/10/2021

TES-AMM New Zealand Limited

Mixed e-waste

Singapore

1200

17/07/2020

Import permits Plus

The following companies have current permits to import hazardous waste into New Zealand (updated September 2019): 

Importer

Waste product

Source

Quantity (tonnes)

Expiry

Asbestos Solutions Limited

Asbestos

New Caledonia

700

24/09/2019

Global Metal Solutions Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Norfolk Island/Australia

100

2/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Asbestos

French Polynesia

150

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

French Polynesia

600

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used oils and oil sludge - hydrocarbons

French Polynesia

2500

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste tarry residues

French Polynesia

1000

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Oily rags and filters

French Polynesia

150

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Glue, resin, adhesive

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Photo lab products

French Polynesia

50

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Paint waste

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Non-halogenated solvents

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated solvents

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Pharmaceutical waste

French Polynesia

150

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Pesticides

French Polynesia

150

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Acids and alkalis

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Cooling agents and industrial cleaning products waste

French Polynesia

100

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Soil contaminated with hydrocarbons

French Polynesia

1000

15/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste out of date public health chemicals

Vanuatu

3.5

15/10/2019

Salters Cartage Ltd

Waste hydrocarbon contaminated oils, sludges and solids

Marshall Islands

100

31/10/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste consisting of or containing off specification or outdated chemicals

Fiji

0.5

18/11/2019

 

Salters Cartage Ltd

Waste oil - hydrocarbons

Kiribati

50

30/11/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste packages and containers

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste from production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers and varnish

New Caledonia

500

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste non halogenated organic solvents

New Caledonia

1000

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated solvents

New Caledonia

25

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste acidic and basic liquids and solids

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Mercury bearing waste/crushed waste lamps and fluorescent tubes/equipment contaminated with mercury

New Caledonia

10

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

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

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste oxidising liquids and solids

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Medicine waste, drugs and cytotoxic

New Caledonia

300

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Asbestos

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals including waste pesticides and herbicides

New Caledonia

10

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste ashes

New Caledonia

10,000

31/12/2019

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste catalysts

New Caledonia

100

31/12/2019

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

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