The holiday season is the time of year when the number of people illegally dumping their rubbish rises and Auckland Council is asking for community assistance in preventing this practice.
Responsible waste solutions include hiring a skip, holding a garage sale, or donating reusable items to charity.
People caught leaving items anywhere outside their property face an instant fine of $400 and may be prosecuted up to $30,000.
Council also warns residents to be alert if a contractor is offering to get rid of items for rock bottom prices and ask them about their disposal methods.
Council has prosecuted several people for being paid by residents to remove items, only to dump them. This also happens with garden waste services.
Anyone can discretely take a photo of vehicles and people if they see dumping occurring and report it using Council’s 0800 NO DUMP line.
Info, including options for managing your waste, ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/