War on Weeds
New dates: 1-30 April 2023
We’re shifting War on Weeds to April this year to help our community focus on immediate cleanup and recovery efforts from the recent floods.
Most bins will still be in their usual sites from 1 to 30 April, but please do double-check below, in case we’ve had to move one to an alternative site.
We welcome any opportunity to help west Aucklanders do their bit to help keep invasive weeds out of the native bush we all love. But this year, we think many of us will have other things on our minds right now. Moving War on Weeds will also help reduce traffic on our local roads, where repairs are underway.
The War on Weeds happens annually for a whole month. 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 2023 are shown on the map below. These will be available from 1 – 30 April 2023 only. To receive updates, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.
Weed bin locations 2023
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:
- Konini School, 44 Withers Road, Glen Eden – Saturday 15th April
- Huia Domain, 1193 Huia Road, Huia – Sunday 16th April
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:
- Arundo/giant reed
- Blue morning glory
- Brush wattle
- Cape ivy
- Chinese privet and tree privet
- Climbing asparagus
- Japanese honeysuckle
- Moth plant
- Pampas grass
- Tradescantia (also known as Wandering Willie)
- Wild ginger
- Woolly nightshade
More about weeds on the Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau website.
We’ll appreciate your effort in bagging up moth plant seed pods and wild ginger seed heads before putting them into the bins.
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 COMMUNITY 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.