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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Hazardous wastes are unwanted chemicals or materials which have dangerous properties such as corrosiveness, explosiveness, flammability, toxicity, ecotoxicity or capacity to oxidise.
The Council provides Waimakariri residents a free disposal service for domestic quantities of household hazardous wastes at the drop-off facilities at our transfer stations.
These household hazardous wastes (HHW) will be accepted free of charge from Waimakariri District residents, but we will accept only domestic quantities - up to 20 litres or 20 kg of any one waste type, and no containers (bottles, drums, boxes or bags) larger than 20 litres or 20 kg.When bringing in HHW to the transfer station:
We will not accept the following at a household hazardous waste drop-off facility:
Working with asbestos can jeopardise your health and the health of your family. It is preferable to have asbestos removed and disposed of professionally. If this is not feasible for you, it is important that you follow the Worksafe NZ guidelines for the management and removal of asbestos.
View WorkSafe New Zealand's Asbestos video on YouTube.
If you live on a rural property and find a large quantity of agricultural chemicals when you're cleaning out a shed, please don't take them to the Council's household hazardous waste drop-off facility. Contact Agrecovery or another certified waste treatment company.
For detailed information about how Agrecovery can help you deal with persistent waste on your farm or property, please visit www.agrecovery.co.nz.