If you’re looking for a cost-effective hazardous waste management service that protects the environment, you’ve come to the right place. Our team has over 10 years experience supporting households, organisations and businesses with their hazardous waste management.
Whether the hazardous waste you are dealing with is industrial, agricultural or household; we have a collection and disposal service suited to your needs. We’re there when you need us and you can rest assured we’re putting the safety of your people and the environment first in everything we do.
Your needs come first with our tailored hazardous waste management programmes. It’s easier to keep the environment and your people safe with your choice of one off or scheduled collections tailored to the volume of waste you produce, your location, and your budget.MORE
Do you need an easy and efficient way to remove hazardous waste from your community? My HazWaste events are designed to give councils or community organisations the tools they need to engage the community in safe management of hazardous waste.MORE
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Residents in Central Hawke’s Bay are 3.5 tonnes of hazardous household waste lighter thanks to the most recent MyHazWaste event, run by 3R Group’s ChemCollect service. The free to households event, held in Waipukurau in April and funded by CentraRead More
From 1 January this year it became illegal to use firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals outside of uncontained systems. Basically, what this means is firefighting foam containing these chemicals cannot be used in any way which might see it getRead More
Something I’ve come to expect when doing chemical collections is to expect the unexpected. Our MyHazWaste service recently collected 4.2 tonnes of hazardous household waste in Cambridge, funded by Waipā District Council. Among the material collectRead More
The recent MyHazWaste event run by 3R Group in Te Awamutu has received a glowing response from members of the public, who collectively disposed of just over 4.8 tonnes of hazardous household waste and chemicals.Read More
What happens to chemicals which are expired or no longer needed and why is it so important to dispose of them properly?Read More
Find out how we helped in Palmerston North City Council remove hazardous waste from their community with a MyHazWaste eventRead More
Did you know some of the things Kiwis routinely store at home under the sink or in the shed are so hazardous they are managed under an international agreement? This agreement (the Basel Convention), of which New Zealand is a signatory, means the counRead More
It's important everyone understands their responsibilities when they use or store these hazsubstances, especially when it comes to disposing of them.Read More
A project aimed at tackling one of the most potent causes of climate change has wrapped up, with its working group and managers now eagerly awaiting Government regulation.Read More
Our latest donation to Million Metres Streams has gone to plant trees at the Brookby Project – Papakura Stream in Auckland. Our Auckland depot is located in Papakura – which is just opposite where the stream empties into the Pahurehure Inlet,Read More
Banned firefighting foam stored at three New Zealand airports no longer poses a threat after being safely collected.Read More
Over a tonne of dangerous chemicals have been collected from Palmerston North residents at a free disposal day.Read More
Six months worth of work by 3R Group's ChemCollect service has not only meant some 8.8 tonnes of chemicals have been properly collected and disposed of, but a Central Hawke's Bay stream restoration project has benefited too.Read More
A new chemical collection service has not only seen Palmerston North residents safely dispose of over 800kg of unwanted chemicals for free, but also helped educate them around hazardous waste.Read More
The Great DDT is gaining momentum as farmers turn over tonnes of their unwanted chemicals for safe disposal. The programme has so far collected some 17 tonnes of banned persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other chemicals from properties in NorthRead More
A case of some lucky coincidence has seen dangerous chemicals removed from the side of a state highway in Waikato after they were illegally dumped.Read More
The collection of 2.3 tonnes of banned and highly toxic pesticides from a single farm continues to surprise, 3R Group ChemCollect manager says.Read More
Introducing ChemCollect! Through our previous work in chemical stewardship and collection, we know there is always a small percentage of chemicals in circulation that, for whatever reason, are not used or sold for their intended purpose. Not to mentiRead More
This year, for the very first time, WasteMINZ have introduced the WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence.Read More
3R Group has secured funding to support a nationwide collection to rid New Zealand of banned pesticides known to be stored on rural properties despite being phased out decades ago.Read More
3R Group Ltd worked with industry stakeholders to conduct a review that provides recommendations for a nationwide and industry wide product stewardship programme for agricultural chemicals and their associated containers.Read More
A persistent organic pollutant (POP), also known as “forever chemicals”, are toxic chemicals which have been banned in many countries, including New Zealand. The once commonly used pesticide DDT is just one example of a POP, but there over 25 banned POPs. These chemicals do not break down and as a result they build up as they move through the food chain.
All materials have differing active ingredients so collected items are segregated accordingly. These active ingredients determine what chemistry is required to neutralise the materials before they can be stabilised and disposed of. Some materials require offshore disposal through high temperature incineration where all emissions are captured.
We use best practice collection and disposal methods in accordance with all applicable regulations. We can provide disposal certificates – these are produced on request.
Currently councils are not directly responsible for hazardous waste which isn’t their own, with their role being limited to enforcement of non-compliance (i.e. illegal dumping). However, in the future, under the government’s proposed new waste strategy, a duty of care approach and alignment of responsibilities through all levels of government may well see councils bearing some direct responsibility for hazardous waste disposal.
Our MyHazWaste service is specifically designed to help councils discourage illegal dumping and keep their communities safe.
The Basel Convention regulates the movement and management of hazardous waste and materials. Signatories to the convention, of which New Zealand is one, are required to ensure such waste is managed and disposed of in an environmentally safe way. The convention covers a range of substances, from toxins and poisons to explosive and flammable materials. The convention has been ratified by all countries except Haiti and the United States.
The Stockholm Convention is a global agreement recognising that POPs have the potential for negative long-term impacts on humans and the environment. It also seeks to study a number of chemicals to determine if they should be classified as POPs. As of this year all but a handful of countries have ratified the convention.
The research and analysis conducted by 3R was robust and supported a good discussion in Villa Maria about the future of packaging. It also helped us in a collaborative workstream with our customer and suppliers and has really prompted an innovative, forward thinking mindset.View full case Study
3R have been instrumental in streamlining our strategy, governance, and grant funding process. Their understanding of product stewardship and ability to bring stakeholders together has been of critical importance in this changing regulatory environment.View full case Study
3R are experts in managing conflicts of interest and drawing companies together to find solutions we can all work with. Companies also gain confidence from knowing their industry scheme has been designed to best practice, particularly in terms of governance and transparency.View the project
3R make it possible for Dulux to recycle much of our post consumer product, which enables us to take greater responsibility for the full life cycle of our products. They are proactive and manage things smoothly while suggesting ways to improve.View full case Study
The consultation before and after was really helpful for us to set a benchmark going forward. The team from 3R Group was brilliant to deal with, nothing was too difficult for Jason and his team.View full case study
Without 3R’s professionalism, expertise, dedication and innovation these rural recycling programmes wouldn’t be as successful as they are.View full case study
3R (MyHazWaste) has been our hazardous household waste drop-off event contractor for the past 3 years - providing an effective solution in registering and organising a drop off day for residents for the proper treatment and disposal of household chemicals.View full case study
Having 3R as project manager was critical to ensure that we were designing a scheme that was fit for purpose but also future proofed. 3R’s knowledge of the regulatory environment gave me confidence that the proposed scheme would not only be operationally sound but meet best-practice guidelines for regulated product stewardship.View the project