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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Auckland is at Alert Level 3. All customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Remember to 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 Alert Level 3 page

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


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What you can put in your rubbish

Items you should put in your rubbish

  • Plastic wraps and foil wraps.
  • Disposable cups, plates and cutlery.
  • Polystyrene takeaway containers and meat trays.
  • Nappies and sanitary products.
  • Broken glass, wrapped.
  • Some plastic items - see How to get rid of unwanted items to check how to dispose of specific plastic items.
  • Noxious weeds - see How to dispose of weeds.

For items not on the above list, see How to get rid of unwanted items.

Items you should not put in your rubbish

  • Hot ashes.
  • Garden waste.
  • Medical waste.
  • Building material.
  • Large household items.
  • Chemicals and hazardous items.
  • Recyclable items such as cans, glass and plastic bottles, paper and cardboard.

To know how to dispose of these items, see How to get rid of unwanted items.

For recyclable items, see What you can put in your recycling

For food scraps and garden waste, see Reduce your food scraps and garden waste.

For hazardous chemicals and paint, see Hazardous waste.

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