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.
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
- Kōwhai Reserve Carpark, 28 Withers Road on Saturday 26 March
- 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:
- 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
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).
kia ora and thanks to
Thank you to the Henderson-Massey and Waitākere Ranges local boards for making these bins available for their residents.