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Source: Auckland Council

As of 24 March 2020, Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.

In order to keep providing this service, the council will be following all Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure that public health is not compromised.

Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them. These, and other hygiene products, should be bagged and placed in rubbish bins.

Other points to note:

  • Collections should be placed kerbside by 7am on your normal day
  • Rubbish bags and pay as you throw bin tags are still available from most supermarkets for areas that have this service
  • If you are on a new property without a bin, you can request one online or by calling 09 301 0101, but no bin removals, exchanges or repairs can be done at this time.

Adjusted services

From 6pm on 25 March, the Waitākere Transfer Station will be closed to the general public and open only for licensed waste collectors providing essential services. Community recycling centres are also closed.

Household on-property inorganics collections beginning 26 March onwards have been postponed for the lockdown period. Customers will be notified shortly to advise on rescheduling.

Parul Sood, General Manager for Waste Solutions says making these adjustments will allow the waste team to concentrate on the most critical collection services.

“We are all grateful to the drivers and team members who are working around the clock to make sure that essential services are maintained safely at this time,” she says.