How to dispose of weeds
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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
Make sure the weeds are secure so they do not spread during transport.
Most transfer stations accept green waste.
Check with your local station before you go.
Community weed bins
The Waitakere Ranges Community Weedbins will be taking a break until further notice.
The permanent and temporary community weed bins will be re-instated by spring if not sooner.
We encourage you to keep weeding but try composting onsite or put into weedbags that can be purchased from EcoMatters. You can also touch base with your local community group and see what efforts they are making toward a pest-free haven.
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(Hidden) Permanent locations
- Huia Domain, 1139 Huia Road, Huia
- Piha Domain, by bowling club on 15 Seaview Road, Piha
(Hidden) 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 2020.
Temporary bin sites in Waiatarua and Laingholm:
- Waiatarua Community Hall - 911 West Coast Road, Waiatarua
- 69 Victory Road, Laingholm
You can dispose of your weeds on:
- Saturday and Sunday, 7–8 December 2019
- Saturday and Sunday, 1–2 February 2020
- Saturday and Sunday, 2–3 May 2020
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 and Sunday, 11–12 January 2020
- Saturday and Sunday, 4–5 April 2020
- Saturday and Sunday, 6–7 June 2020
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.
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.
|How to control weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-control-weeds.aspx||How to control weeds||Find advice on how to remove the weeds on your property and prevent them from coming back. Replant or cover the area with mulch after removing the weeds.||aspx|
|Why and how we control weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-weeds.aspx||Why and how we control weeds||We have weed control methods and projects in place to manage weeds in Auckland.||aspx|
|Identify weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-weeds.aspx||Identify weeds||Identify weeds before you remove them. Use our pest plant search or check other weed databases. ||aspx|
|Prevent pests from spreading||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/prevent-pests-from-spreading.aspx||Prevent pests from spreading||Prevent pests from spreading by checking and cleaning your vehicle and gear after visiting a site with pests and before visiting an island.||aspx|
|Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspx||Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||Report weeds, pest animals and diseases if they are not identified in the Regional Pest Management Strategy. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.||aspx|