Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Illegal dumping at Musick Point

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On a recent walk up to Musick Point, we came across a pile of rubbish dumped on the side of the road, a truck load by the volume. Tried reporting it to Auckland Council and local iwi. Both were not interested.

We walked pass the pile of rubbish again days later and saw a yellow sticker from Auckland Council saying they are investigating this dumping. I was annoyed when given the run around by council and the local iwi for not taking action. So someone has got through to Auckland Council as they were adamant it was private property and not their concern. The rubbish is bags of old insulation Batts and other rubbish, from someone renovating a building somewhere local.

Ian and Adrienne Oswald

Auckland Council responded: Auckland Council received a phone call on March 9 about the illegal dumping of rubbish bags at Musick Point. These were removed by March 12.

If you see rubbish dumped on public land, please report it, and call 0800 NO DUMP (0800 663 867). Do not attempt to remove it yourself, for your own safety.

We will investigate the dumping, remove it if appropriate and fine the offender if they can be identified.

If you’re not sure what to do with unwanted items, you can visit the Auckland Council website for ways to safely of dispose of them, including booking your annual council inorganic collection.

You can also check with your local community recycling centre or use a licensed private company, or you can take it to your local transfer station (charges apply).

If you choose to use a private company, please ensure they are an approved licensed provider. You can ask them for their license number and/or call Auckland Council and ask to speak to the Waste Planning Advisor for Licensing in the Waste Planning Team.

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