Waste facilities enable safe disposal
Maintenance team member Nagel Staff (pictured) explains how to use correct disposal facilities for all types of hazardous substances you might come across when boating, including engine oil, hydrocarbons, and other common hard to dispose of items.
Westhaven provides disposal facilities for used engine oil and these are located near your pier gate. At most of these locations we have also installed special recycling bins for used oil filters.
Occasionally we have customers ask where they can dispose of dirty petrol, solvent and paint. Disposal of these products is not provided at the marina due to the risks that storage of these materials pose to safety and the environment.
Hazardous waste can be taken to the Waitakere transfer station resource recovery centre. A minimal fee applies.
The transfer station is located at 50 The Concourse, Henderson. From Westhaven this is 25mins driving time via West End Rd - Meola Rd and SH16. Turn off at Lincoln Rd and right to Selwood Rd and The Concourse.
Flares are another item that should be disposed of with care. Burnsco Marine will accept and dispose of expired flares without charge.
LPG cylinders (closed), fire extinguishers and batteries can be left in the collection area at your pier gate for Westhaven staff to collect and recycle.
During 2018 Westhaven will be installing a bilge pump-out that can be used to ‘suck-out’ oily bilge water for processing ashore. We will install the facility at the Go Fuel dock and it will be a ‘free to use’ service.
This story was part of our special Christmas 2017 issue.