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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 
  • 📝 fill in and submit the form below
  • 📱 use Antenno (a free mobile app you can use to tell us about something that needs fixing or report something directly to us. Once you've downloaded the app, just go to the new 'Your reports' menu, and add a report to tell us about it). Read more about Antenno

Please complete all mandatory fields with a

If you wish to send any photos in support of your request or advice, please email them separately to 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.