Illegally dumped rubbish cost Kapiti $60,000

An example of illegal rubbish dumping in Kapiti - Pictured here is dumped rubbish at Greendale Reserve
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Fly-tipping. Littering. Illegal rubbish dumping. Whatever you call it, it pollutes the environment, spoils our shared spaces, can be dangerous for people and animals and costs lots of money to clear up.

Brace yourself: every year about $60,000 of Council’s operational spend is avoidably diverted to clean up illegally dumped rubbish. That’s rates money we all pay. We know disposing of rubbish can be costly and this could be a driver of fly-tipping.

We also know that all sorts of people (and businesses) do it for all sorts of reasons, not just to save a few bucks. But dumping rubbish in our communities and natural places isn’t the answer to your waste problems and, like we say, costs our community $60k every year.

The good news is there are loads of ways to get rid of your excess waste that don’t (literally) cost the earth. Check out these affordable ways to get rid of your excess waste: