Working with concrete

If in doubt Stop and Shout! Take the time to plan and use the right system and ensure the wash water/waste is contained and/or removed correctly.
  • Concrete waste water is toxic. If it reaches streams and waterways, it will kill fish and plant life. Dilution is not an option. It would take 1 million litres of water to dilute 1 litre of alkaline wastewater back to a PH of 6-7.
  • Check the weather. When possible choose a dry day.

Read the brochure for more information:

Concrete Washwater (PDF: 2.5 MB)

Exposed aggregate driveways (PDF: 1.9 MB)

 

Open this link:

http://www.wasteminz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Liquid-and-Hazardous-Waste-Code-Compliant-Operators1.pdf for a list of code compliant operators who will provide you with a waste track receipt and ensure your waste is disposed of correctly.

For general waste disposal enquiries go to the WasteMINZ website: http://www.wasteminz.org.nz/

Or contact your local council:  

Christchurch: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/contactus.aspx
Waimakariri : http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/home.aspx
Selwyn: http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/contact-us