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How to dispose of weeds

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 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.

​Dispose weeds in rubbish bins

You can put noxious weeds in your rubbish bin. For more information, see Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019.

​Transfer stations

Most transfer stations accept green waste.

Check with your local station before you go.

Community weed bins

The weed bins provide a free pest plant disposal service with the desired outcome that more residents will control pest plants on their property if disposal is made easy and accessible.

If you live in the Waitākere Ranges or near kauri, clean all soil from your footwear and gear before leaving your property. Also, avoid weeding around kauri (around 3x the canopy width is recommended) to reduce the risk of spreading kauri dieback disease.

Free weed bins are available for use at the following sites:

 Permanent locations

In the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area:

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

 Temporary bin locations

In the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

Community weed bins are also available in various sites around the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area over specific weekends up to June 2022.

​Weed bin locations ​Dates available
  • ​Waiatarua Community Hall - 911 West Coast Road, Waiatarua
  • 69 Victory Road, Laingholm
  • ​Saturday and Sunday, 14–15 August 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9–10 October 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11–12 December 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, 12–13 February 2022
  • Mutiple locations in March 2022 for War on Weeds
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11–12 June 2022
  • ​Kowhai Reserve - 28 Withers Road, Glen Eden
  • Central Landscape Supplies - 598 Swanson Road (9am - 4pm)
  • ​Saturday and Sunday, 11–12 September 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, 13–14 November 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, 15–16 January 2022
  • Mutiple locations in March 2022 for War on Weeds
  • Saturday and Sunday, 14–15 May 2022

Bins will be onsite from Saturday 9am.

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

For more information, contact or


In the Kaipātiki Local Board area

There will be temporary community bins available in the Kaipātiki Local Board area:

  • Beach Haven Community House, 140 Beach Haven Road
  • Kauri Park School, 4 Mcglashen Place, pool car park
  • Bayview Community Centre, 72 Bayview Road
  • Huka Road, bottom of the road.

For more advice on which pest plants to target, visit the Pest Free Kaipātiki website.

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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