HSNO (Dangerous Goods)
Under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO), Council is only directly responsible for:
- places of public assembly (eg, parks, reserves, festivals),
- private dwellings, and
- places where an accident has occurred.
Council has two qualified Dangerous Goods Inspectors who are available for such incidents.
The Tokoroa Landfill does not accept hazardous waste. There is a depot at the entrance to the landfill where domestic volumes of hazardous waste is collected and then removed by Environment Waikato. If at all possible, this waste is salvaged or reused.
Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Risk Management Authority on (04) 916 2426, or check out www.hsno.govt.nz