Rubbish and recycling

Report illegal dumping

If the illegally dumped rubbish is hazardous and needs urgent attention, please phone our call centre directly on 09 301 0101 (24 hours, 7 days).

Illegal dumping is any rubbish deposited on public property by a person without Auckland Council's permission.

Illegal dumping on private property will not be removed by the council.

Dumped rubbish could consist of:

  • large items (e.g. a fridge or couch)
  • items equalling more than two black bags.

Please report litter (less than two black bags) using the contact us form


When will the rubbish be removed

Illegally dumped rubbish may not be removed immediately.

Your query will be referred to the appropriate person within three working days to investigate where the rubbish came from. Offenders may be asked to remove the illegal dumping and/or be issued with an infringement notice.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Location on public property (grass verge or footpath)

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Your details

We may need to contact you for further information if required.

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