Tautoko i te whakapainga ake o te taiao takutai moana i tō takiwā
Help to improve the marine environment in your area
How you can help
There are actions we can all take to improve and protect our marine environment for future generations.
Dispose of rubbish safely
- Place litter securely in a rubbish bin so it can’t be blown out by the wind.
- Dispose of batteries, chemicals, and waste carefully. See Hazardous waste.
- Make proper use of our transfer and refuse stations.
- Take any household hazardous waste (paint, paint thinners, garden sprays) to various transfer stations around Auckland.
Dispose of oil and fuel safely
Take care of water and stormwater drains
- Wash your car on the grass, not on the road.
- Never hose paint or oil spills down a stormwater drain.
- Never pour anything down a water drain. They are for rain only.
Join local community groups
There are many local community groups that work on improving the health of Auckland's marine environment and coastlines.
Visit their websites to find out what they do and how you can join.
Environment care organisations
Find out about the environmental care and actions of bigger organisations.
|Freshwater management policy and standards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/freshwater-management-policy-standards||Freshwater management policy and standards||The Government's recent Essential Freshwater policy introduces new rules and regulations for Auckland and the rest of the country.||aspx||Environment|
|Report pollution||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-you-can-do-for-environment/Pages/report-pollution.aspx||Report pollution||Call the pollution hotline for stormwater pollution and air pollution. The Pollution Response Team is available seven days a week.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|What you should keep out of the stormwater drain||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/keep-out-of-stormwater-drain.aspx||What you should keep out of the stormwater drain||Help keep our waterways clean through simple daily practices. Avoid putting chemicals, rubbish and contaminants into stormwater drains. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Safe Networks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-quality-targeted-rate/Pages/safe-networks.aspx||Safe Networks||Safe Networks conduct monitoring and investigations in our streams, watercourses and stormwater network to identify contaminants and track them to their source.||aspx||Environment|
|Improving water quality in lagoons||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/improving-water-quality-lagoons.aspx||Improving water quality in lagoons||We are working on improving the quality of west coast lagoons through awareness and better management of septic systems. ||aspx||Water quality|
|Programmes promoting water quality||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/programmes-promoting-water-quality.aspx||Programmes promoting water quality||We have established Project Twin Streams and Wai Care to help improve our freshwater quality.||aspx||Environment|