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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

2. Discuss your plans with us

If you are opening a new rubbish collecting business, email us at to discuss your plans.

You need to register to operate:

  • rubbish collection businesses
  • businesses and people who collect or transport disposed or discarded material exceeding 20 tonnes in Auckland in each 12-month period
  • donation collection points (clothing bins or similar) in public places.

Taking over an existing rubbish collecting business

If you are taking over an existing business, email us at

You can transfer an existing registration into your name. You must apply within 14 days of taking over the business. After this period, the registration expires and can not be transferred.