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Illegal dumping

Let's keep our city looking lovely. If you spot rubbish that's been illegally dumped, let us know so we can pick it up.

Photo shows tyres that have been dumped on the footpath.

It is an offence to dump rubbish of any kind in public places, on the roadside or in parks and reserves. We will investigate anyone dumping rubbish and may take enforcement action.

If you see rubbish that has been dumped, or people dumping rubbish, please contact us so we can investigate. It is very helpful if you can provide details such as the date, time, location and vehicle registration number.

To report illegal dumping, contact us through any of the usual channels, or print off and fill in the incident report below. You can drop it into our customer service centre on the Square or mail it to Private Bag 11034, Manawatū Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442.

Rubbish in bags placed on the roadside for collection earlier than collection day or after collection day is also littering. People who do this will be investigated by Council and enforcement action may be taken.