Weed Bins

If you live in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area, you can dispose of invasive weeds free of charge at the community weed bins and help prevent pest plants from spreading into the native bush we love.

Weed bins

The Piha and Huia community weed bin season has come to an end for this funding year.

We hope to see the bins return in Spring 2024. When we have an update on funding decisions for the 2024-2025 season, we’ll share the news in our newsletter and on this webpage.

Weed Bin Weekends

Weed bins will be onsite from 9am Saturday, and an EcoMatters staff member will be onsite for weed advice Saturday 9am-3pm. Locations and dates:


Konini School, 44 Withers Road

  • 17-18 February 2024
  • 4-5 May 2024

Laingholm Hall, 69 Victory Road

  • 20-21 January 2024
  • 13-14 April 2024

Central Landscape Supplies, 598 Swanson Road (9am-4pm)

  • 9-10 March 2024
  • 15-16 June 2024 (new date)

Pae o Te Rangi Regional Park, 114 Te Henga Road

  • 9-10 March 2024
  • 15-16 June 2024 (new date)

Zig Zag Track, Atkinson Park, Park Road

  • 17-18 February 2024
  • 4-5 May 2024

Waiatarua Hall, 911 West Coast Road

  • 20-21 January 2024
  • 13-14 April 2024

Due to changes in funding, the War on Weeds, which usually runs during March, will not be running in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area in 2024.

Weed bin map

Using the bins

What you can put in the bins

What you can’t put in 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).

Thank you for your invaluable ongoing work to keep the Waitākere Ranges free from pest plants.

Composting soft weeds

If you need to get rid of soft weeds such as Tradescantia, Plectranthus, or African Clubmoss, you can purchase a weed bag to compost them from the EcoMatters Store.


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

Pest Plant Roadshow

Come along for a chat with our friendly Nature team and get to know your pest plants; find out which weeds you should bin, bag or put in a barrel; and learn about free services to support weeders in Waitākere.

  • Laingholm Community Hall, Sat 13 Apr
  • Te Henga Weed Bin, Sat 15 Jun, 10am-2pm
  • Alfred’s Huia Store, Sun 16 Jun, 10am-1pm
  • Piha Community Library, Sun 30 Jun, 10am-1pm

Please check back for updates on event times closer to the date.

Kia ora and thanks

Funded by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board and supported by Auckland Council.