As Aucklanders we are the guardians of a unique environment. From the internationally recognised native forests of the Waitakere and Hunua Ranges to the Hauraki Gulf Islands, and our extensive coastline, streams, lakes and volcanoes - Auckland is a special place.

Our region is also the fastest growing in Australasia and is home to over 1.4 million people - more than a third of New Zealand’s total population. Human activity and this growing population are putting an increasing pressure on our land and water environments.

That means we all have a part to play in reducing the negative impacts of pollution on Auckland’s beautiful natural environment.

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Help prevent pollution

Actions you can take to reduce the risk of pollution at home, in your workplace, and on the move.

Report pollution.

Report pollution

Phone 09 377 3107 to report pollution in your neighbourhood to Auckland Council's Pollution Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Auckland Council and pollution.

Auckland Council and pollution

Auckland Council has a proactive role to protect, enhance and maintain our natural environment through its land and water management activities and services.

Contaminated sites.

Closed landfills and contaminated sites

What Auckland Council is doing to minimise risks to people and the environment from closed landfills and contaminated land.

Air quality

Managing Auckland's air quality

All about our air quality management activities and the state of Auckland’s air quality.


Methamphetamine contamination

See information on health risks and testing of properties used in manufacture of methamphetamine.

Land and water conservation

Land and water conservation

Good land management is important to ensure that our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands are protected now and in the future.

Septic tank

Pollution from septic tanks

If your septic tank isn't properly maintained it can leak harmful pollutants into the environment.

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