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Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping is a huge problem in our district. It costs ratepayers a lot of money and is ruining our environment.

On average, we receive more than 740 requests to pick up illegal dumping in the Waikato district  every year – that’s more than two every day.

There’s a $400 fine given to anyone caught dumping waste illegally but we need your help to find those responsible.

Let’s stop the Dodgy Dumpers!

This is a big problem but we can’t clean it up unless we know about it. To make it easier for you, we’ve set up a Facebook Group called Let’s stop the Dodgy Dumpers so that you’ve got another way to report illegal dumping. It also means you can talk directly to our illegal dumping team.

Report illegal dumping

You can also report illegal dumping via our online form or phone 0800 492 452.

Please provide location details (street number or GPS details) and any details of the vehicles involved, such as registration plate, colour, make and model. For safety reasons, and for us to investigate, we ask that people leave the dumped material as it is and don't touch it.

How do I report an abandoned or burnt out vehicle?

If you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned, please phone 0800 492 452.

Please make sure you give as much information as possible, including the registration number, make, colour and location where the vehicle is parked.

There is a statutory process that we must follow before the vehicle can be declared abandoned and removed. In order for an abandoned vehicle to be removed, the Warrant and Registration must be expired by more than 30 days before our team can take any action. However, if you believe the vehicle is causing a danger, please let us know.