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 February 2021): 

Exporter

Waste Product

Destination

Quantity (metric tonnes)

Expiry

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

Spain

10,000

30/03/2021

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited

Spent pot liner

Germany

6,000

31/03/2021

E Waste Solutions Limited (T/A Computer Recycling)

Mixed e-waste

Republic of Korea

700

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

2,000

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

Macaulay Metals Limited

Used lead acid batteries

Republic of Korea

2,000

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

Chemwaste (division of Envirowaste)

Carbon contaminated with PFAS firefighting foams and industrial PFAS containing chemicals

France

50

15/11/2021

Chemwaste (division of Envirowaste)

PFAS firefighting foams and industrial PFAS containing chemicals

France

300

15/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated solvents

France

200

03/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Solid and liquid pesticides

Germany

60

28/02/2022

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 February 2021): 

Importer

Waste product

Source

Quantity (metric tonnes)

Expiry

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

Salters Cartage Limited

Used oils and oil sludges

French Polynesia

2,500

16/03/2021

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

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste packages and containers containing Annex 1 substances/Packaging and solids soiled by chemicals

 

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

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

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste acidic and basic solutions

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Mercury and Mercury compounds, Equipment, and Articles containing Mercury

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste from the MFSU of Resins, Latex, Plasticizers, Glue, Adhesives

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste asbestos and wastes contaminated with asbestos

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

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formulation and use of biocides, phytopharmaceuticals including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off spec, outdated or unfit for their intended use

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste ashes from thermal power generation and incinerators /
solids contaminated with ashes

New Caledonia

 

30/11/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste Asbestos

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Used lead acid batteries

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Hydrocarbons

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

waste tarry residues

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

oily rags and oil/diesel filters - hydrocarbons

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Glue, Resin, Adhesive

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Photo lab products

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Paint waste

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Non-halogenated Solvents

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Halogenated Solvents

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Pharmaceutical Waste

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Pesticides

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Acids and Alkalis

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Cooling agents and Industrial Cleaning Products waste

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Soil Contaminated with hydrocarbons

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

Waste Management NZ Ltd

Waste Asbestos

French Polynesia

 

10/12/2021

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 (metric tonnes)

Expiry

Australia

Spent catalyst 

USA

110

30/10/2021