Mayor announces help with the big Auckland clean up

Publish Date : 30 Jan 2023
Mayor Wayne Brown
Mayor Wayne Brown (file pic)

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has announced three practical steps Auckland Council is taking to help Aucklanders with the big Auckland clean up.

“Home-owners, families, flatmates, neighbours and volunteers began the big Auckland clean up as soon as Saturday morning and now it is time for Auckland Council to step up our efforts to help,” Mayor Brown said.

“This is probably the number one issue Aucklanders affected by the floods have raised with me, Councillors and Local Board members – and we have given clear instructions of what Aucklanders expect.

“First, from today, Aucklanders affected by the floods can drop off storm-related waste for free at nine participating transfer stations throughout the region. This will be an honesty system and please don’t get in the way of your neighbours who may be in greater need than you – and please phone 0800 22 22 00 to give your name and address first.

“Second, over 300 council staff and contractors are working from today to remove storm-waste from roadsides. This should be a last resort and only put stuff on the roadside if you have no vehicle to get to a transfer station and no other way of disposing of it – and after you’ve called 0800 22 22 00 to talk about other options. Make sure you call 0800 22 22 00 before you put your storm waste out.

“Third, in those streets with the highest need, the council is arranging skips and volunteers to help. More details of where and when will be announced at tomorrow’s 8am briefing.

“It is important to remember that some insurance companies won’t cover you for property you throw away before they assess your claim – so be sure to talk to them first, before you do anything. And insurance companies might also pay for removals costs – so check that too.”

The Mayor has been advised by Auckland Council Waste Solutions that regular rubbish and recycling collections will occur as normal, under the amended schedule given today is a public holiday. The only reason rubbish and recycling won’t be collected is if it is unsafe to do so.

Transfer Station  

Operating Days / Hours  

Silverdale Resource Recovery Centre/ Transfer Station  

101 Foundry Road,   


Mon – Fri:  7.30am - 5pm  

Sat and Sun : 8.30am - 4.30pm  

Public Holidays: 8.30am - 4.30pm  


Rosedale (NorthShore Transfer Station)  

117 Rosedale Road,   


Mon – Sat: 7am - 4.15pm  

Sunday: Closed  

Public holidays  7am - 4.15pm  

Papakura Recycle and Transfer Station  

25 Inlet Road,   


Opens Tuesday morning ( 31/1/2023)  

Mon – Sat: 8am - 4pm  

Sunday: 10.30am - 3.30pm  


Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station  

50 The Concourse   



Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.45pm  

Sat and Sun: 8am - 3.45pm  

Auckland Anniversary Day, Waitangi Day, Easter Monday: 9am - 2.45pm  


Patiki Rd Transfer Station  

114 Patiki Rd  



Mon – Fri:  6.00am – 5.00pm    

Sat:              7.00am – 4.00pm  

Sun:             8.00am – 4.00pm   

Public Holidays  : 8.00am – 4.00pm  

Constellation Dr Transfer Station  

3 Home Pl  



Mon – Fri:  6.00am – 5.00pm    

Sat:              7.00am – 4.00pm  

Sun:             8.00am – 4.00pm  

Public Holidays  : 8.00am – 4.00pm  

Wiri Transfer Station  

Cnr Wiri Station & Langley Rds  


Mon – Fri:  7.00am – 5.00pm    

Sat:              8.00am – 2.00pm  

Sun:             Closed  

Public holidays: Closed   

Pikes Pt Transfer Station   

81 Captain Springs Rd  



Mon – Fri:  7.00am – 5.00pm    

Sat:              9.00am – 5.00pm  

Sun:             9.00am – 4.00pm  

Public Holidays :      8.30am – 3.30pm  

Pukekohe Transfer Station  

10 Austen Pl  


Mon – Fri:  7.30am – 4.30pm    

Sat:              8.30am – 3.30pm  

Sun:             8.30am – 3.30pm  

Public Holidays :      8.30am – 3.30pm  

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