Our district and wider region are stunning; great climate, beautiful coasts and rivers, fantastic parks and reserves, and pretty tree-lined streets. To help keep them this way, Hastings District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, and Napier City Council all take a firm enforcement stance with regard to litter and illegal dumping.
All of the region's councils provide litter bins across their districts for getting rid of trash while you're out and about, as well as recycling and dumping facilities for household rubbish - so there is no excuse.
To report illegal dumping please fill in the Council Fix-it form, with as much detail on the site and and amount and type of rubbish as possible.
Those caught littering or dumping rubbish can face heft fines:
Description of the typical offence (note 2)
|$100||Depositing litter of less than 1 litre by volume
Examples: A takeaway container or the contents of a car ash tray.
|$200||Depositing litter from 1 to 20 litres by volume (see note 3)
Examples: Roadside dumping of a single 1.5 litre plastic container, a single disposable nappy, or placing household rubbish bags or accumulated car waste in public litter bins.
|$300||Depositing litter from 20 to 120 litres by volume (see note 4)
Depositing waste in a public green space
Examples: Roadside dumping of small volumes of household or green waste, or of any pest plant material, or depositing any waste in a park.
Depositing litter of more than 120 litres by volume
Depositing dangerous litter (see note 5)
Examples: Dumping commercial waste, multiple disposable nappies, car parts or glass, e-waste or animal remains.
The litter infringement policy can be viewed from the 'related documents' section.
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