Household waste recycling centres' provision and usage policy

Policy statement 12: offensive wastes

Examples of offensive wastes are:

  • animal faeces
  • animal bedding
  • animal litter
  • nappy waste
  • domestic type incontinence waste
  • feminine hygiene wastes

Offensive wastes generated from a business activity will not be accepted at a HWRC.  These businesses include:

  • kennels
  • catteries
  • nurseries or children day care centres
  • adult care homes

Waste from these businesses are classed as commercial waste. See policy statement 5, commercial waste for more details.

Excess household generated offensive waste that cannot be collected from kerbside bin collections can be brought to the HWRC.  We only allow small quantities of no more than 7kg per day.