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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland

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Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

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Asbestos

​Identifying asbestos

If you think you have materials that may contain asbestos, you will have to arrange to have these tested by a professional.

You can find a list of accredited asbestos testing services by visiting the IANZ website directory and searching "asbestos". This will help you decide how to handle the materials.

We do not provide an asbestos testing service.

Disposing of asbestos

To dispose of asbestos, contact a professional asbestos removal company. The Worksafe website has a list of certified asbestos removers.

Transfer stations in Auckland do not accept asbestos.

Our staff and contractors will not pick up items they suspect may contain asbestos. This includes items that you place out for the inorganics collection.

Asbestos regulations

Visit the Worksafe website for regulations around working with asbestos.


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