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Fines for rubbish dumping and littering
Rubbish dumping and littering fine amounts
The fine for a first offence is between $100 and $400. For a subsequent offence within a 365-day period the fine is $400.
Read fee table.
|Litter left in a public space, or on private land, without the occupier's consent|| First offence|| Subsequent offence within one year|
|Less than or equal to 1L||$100||$400|
|More than 1L and less than or equal to 20L*||$150||$400|
|More than 20L and less than or equal to 120L**||$250||$400|
|More than 120L||$400||$400|
|Hazardous litter or offensive litter||$400||$400|
* 20L is the approximate maximum capacity of two standard supermarket bags in normal conditions.
** 120L is the approximate maximum capacity of a standard mobile garbage bin in normal conditions.
Hazardous litter refers to broken glass, barbed wire, jagged metal, medicines, and hazardous waste.
Offensive waste refers to rotting food, animal remains, faeces and discarded nappies.
You should know
We issue rubbish dumping and littering fines for:
- dumping rubbish illegally
- throwing litter from vehicles
- material falling off trailers.
The maximum penalty, if convicted, is $30,000.
|Inorganic collections||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/inorganic-collections||Inorganic collections||Book your inorganic collection and find out what you can put out as inorganic waste.||aspx||Inorganic waste|
|How to get rid of unwanted items||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/Pages/get-rid-unwanted-items.aspx||How to get rid of unwanted items||Find out the disposal options for each type of waste or unwanted item.||aspx||Recycling|
|Pay a fine for littering or rubbish dumping||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/rubbish-dumping-littering/Pages/pay-fine-littering-rubbish-dumping.aspx||Pay a fine for littering or rubbish dumping||Find out how to pay your littering or rubbish dumping fine.||aspx||Dumping and littering|
|Report illegal rubbish dumping||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/rubbish-dumping-littering/Pages/report-illegal-rubbish-dumping.aspx||Report illegal rubbish dumping||Find out what is considered illegal rubbish dumping and how we deal with it.||aspx||Dumping and littering|
|Report littering in a public place||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/rubbish-dumping-littering/Pages/report-littering-public-place.aspx||Report littering in a public place||Find out who to contact and what information to provide if you witness littering in a public place.||aspx||Dumping and littering|
|Dispute a rubbish dumping or littering fine||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/rubbish-dumping-littering/Pages/dispute-rubbish-dumping-littering-fine.aspx||Dispute a rubbish dumping or littering fine||Find out how to dispute a rubbish dumping or littering fine issued to you.||aspx||Dumping and littering|