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
There are some community weed bins for west Auckland residents:
- Huia Domain, 1139 Huia Road, Huia
- Piha Domain, by bowling club on 15 Seaview Road, Piha
There are no temporary weed bin days currently scheduled.
For questions on weed control, contact the
For bin-related queries, email email@example.com.
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|