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How to dispose of weeds

Me pēhea te maka i te tarutaru

Weeds can spread through loose fragments so you have to be careful when you are disposing of them.

Compost and mulch weeds

Compost weeds in a closed compost bin or special weed bags.

You may also be able to mulch and re-use the weeds on your garden. Check our pest plant search to see if the weed species is safe to compost.

Some species, such as moth plant, can only be composted through a garden waste collection service, not at home.

Where to dispose of weeds

Our tip

Make sure the weeds are secure so they do not spread during transport.

​Transfer stations

Most transfer stations accept green waste.

Check with your local station before you go.

Community weed bins

West Auckland residents can dispose of weeds in permanent and temporary community weed bins.

 Permanent locations

  • Huia Domain, 1139 Huia Road, Huia
  • Piha Domain, by bowling club on 15 Seaview Road, Piha

 Temporary bin locations

To help stop the spread of kauri dieback, we are putting community weed bins in various sites around West Auckland over specific weekends up to June 2019.

Temporary bin sites in Oratia and Laingholm:

  • Kauri Loop Road, Oratia
  • 69 Victory Road, Laingholm

You can dispose of your weeds on:

  • Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 January 2019
  • Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 April 2019
  • Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June 2019

Temporary bin sites in Glen Eden and Henderson Valley

  • Kowhai Reserve - 28 Withers Road, Glen Eden
  • 15 - 17 Mountain Road, Henderson Valley

You can dispose of your weeds on:

  • Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December 2018
  • Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 February 2019
  • Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May 2019

EcoMatters staff will be available on Saturdays between 9am – 3pm to give free advice on weed management and disposal. They will also be monitoring what goes into the bins.

For questions on weed control, contact the Biosecurity Team.


For bin-related queries, email


Order weed collection

Call a garden company to collect your garden waste on a monthly basis. They supply bins or bags.

There is a cost for this service.


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