Dumped rubbish

We work hard to make sure public areas are kept free of rubbish and hazardous waste. Please let us know if something needs our attention.

Report any problems to us

Please let us know if you see littering or rubbish dumping on public property.  

  • If you think the rubbish could be dangerous, toxic or a risk to people’s health, phone the Police on 111.
  • If hazardous oil, fuel, gas, chemical or another unidentified liquid or substance is spilt or leaked, contact Fire and Emergency on 111.  They will arrange for Police and specialist personnel to deal with the spill or leak.

There are a number of ways to report dumped rubbish:

  • 📞 phone us on (04) 237 5089 
  • 📝 log a service request below
  • 📱 Antenno (a free mobile app)

Report a problem - Log a service request through MyPorirua

We are available online through MyPorirua, where you contact us or log a service request. You can create an account to keep track of your request and view any updates. If it's urgent, please call us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Antenno is the quickest way to tell us about a problem

Download the FREE app here.

If you wish to send any photos in support of your request or advice, please email them separately to [email protected] and we'll attach them to your record in our systems.

Dispose of rubbish responsibly

Put your household rubbish and recycling at the kerb by 8am on the right week, and we will pick it up, or take reusable items to Trash Palace for recycling. You can also take your rubbish to the Spicer Landfill tip or the recycling stations at the landfill.

Computers, batteries, solvent-based paints, some older light fittings, oils, herbicides, insecticides and other chemicals can damage people’s health and the environment if not properly disposed of. Contact us on (04) 237 5089 to find out how to dispose of a hazardous substance, including asbestos.

Litter Infringement Policy

Our Litter Infringement Policy became effective on 11 December, 2019.   The purpose of the policy is to keep Porirua tidy and free from illegal dumping.  The policy enables Council officers to issue infringement notices between $100 and $400, depending on the type and amount of litter.  

Final Litter Infringement Policy 2019

Paekākāriki Hill Rubbish Clean-up

Footage taken September 2020, of the complex clean-up at Paekākāriki Hill Rd, removing a substantial pile of rubbish dumped down a steep bank.

The operation was carried out by Porirua City Council contractors Downer NZ, using abseilers, skips and specialised trucks and lifting equipment. This cost ratepayers thousands of dollars and if the offenders of this callous and calculated dumping are identified, they will be prosecuted.