Liquid and solid wastes may contain hazardous and infectious materials. If collection, treatment and disposal systems are not operated satisfactorily they can pose a threat to public health.
Toi Te Ora’s Health Protection Officers work with regional and local councils on planning and resource consent processes, surveillance, monitoring and compliance of significant public risks in waste management and general information gathering.
Contact your local authority to find out how to dispose of different types of waste safely.
Read Toi Te Ora's position statement on Waste Management and Minimisation.
Contact us if you have a complaint about improperly disposed of waste.