War on Weeds

22 February – 31 March 2022

The War on Weeds happens annually every March. Extra weed bins are provided around West Auckland for a month, to support you to dispose of invasive weeds from your own backyard. This then helps control the spread of weeds into Auckland’s beautiful West Coast bush.

Bin locations for 2022 are shown on the map below. These will be available from 22 February – 31 March 2022 only. To receive updates, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.

Weed bin locations 2022

Enlarge the map below (top right hand corner) and click on a location for the address of each bin.

Pest Plant Roadshow

Want to find out which weeds you should bin, bag or put in a barrel? The EcoMatters Nature Team will be here to give advice and answer any questions you have about pest plants. Come along to chat about how to identify invasive weeds, best practices for keeping kauri safe while caring for the bush, and free services available to support you.

The Pest Plant Roadshow will be running from 10am-1pm at:

  • Huia Domain, Huia Road on Saturday 19 March
  • Laingholm Hall Carpark, 69 Victory Road on Sunday 20 March
  • Konini Primary School, 44 Withers Road on Saturday 26 March (location changed from Kōwhai Reserve)
  • Waiatarua Hall Carpark, 911 West Coast Road on Sunday 27 March

Supported by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board and Auckland Council.

Invasive weeds accepted

During the War on Weeds, the following pest plants are accepted at the weed bins:

More about weeds on the Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau website.

Please respect these bins – they’re here for invasive weeds only. When illegal dumping happens, we have to pay for rubbish to be removed. That makes this service more expensive and less viable for everyone.

We do not accept bamboo, large branches or tree trunks, nīkau/palm trees or fronds, cabbage trees, general garden waste and weeds from around kauri trees (to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease).


Need help with the bins? Contact Melissa at [email protected] or 021 458 365.

other COMMUNTIY weed binS

If you live in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area, there are ways you can dispose of invasive weeds free of charge throughout the year. Find out more at Weed Bins.

kia ora and thanks to

Thank you to the Henderson-Massey and Waitākere Ranges local boards for making these bins available for their residents.