Clearing the roads of household items today

Publish Date : 10 Feb 2023
Rubbish Truck

As Auckland prepares for a possible category three cyclone this Sunday 12 February, with wet weather and high winds forecast, Auckland Council is asking residents to prepare, particularly in the areas where clean-up is underway after the recent flood.

This is to help ensure that household items that have been placed on the kerbside for collection as well as recycling and waste bins, aren’t blown or washed away onto roads, footpaths or properties.

For those in identified already flood affected areas who are placing out household items for kerbside collection:

  • Put items on the kerbside no later than 6pm Friday 10 February to allow time for pick up prior to the forecast bad weather arriving
  • If you can, to help stop items building up on the kerbside, please take them to the nearest participating waste transfer and resource recovery facility. See the list of facilities here.
  • Please place heavy items on top to secure the pile so it doesn’t get blown or washed away
  • If you’ve already placed items out for collection, check and ensure the pile is weighted down with heavy items on top

Also in anticipation of the predicted storm, any residents who have kerbside rubbish or recycling bins out for collection are asked to bring them in as soon as they’ve been emptied to prevent them being blown or washed away.

If you have any questions or need help to move your flood affected items to the kerbside, please call Auckland Council on 0800 22 22 00 for advice.

Also, if you see any significant blockages or debris – including vehicles – in streams and waterways or vegetation, report it online or call the council on 0800 22 22 00.

For information about how to deal with the disposal of flood affected household items click here.

Please note that roadside rubbish and recycling collections are continuing as normal, click here for more information.

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