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The council operates a Litter Team that collects litter and illegally-dumped rubbish throughout Whanganui urban area, including roadsides and public parks.

Operating during the working week except Wednesdays, the team works to a set programme of areas for litter collection. The team also responds to reports of littering and illegal dumping from the public.

The Litter Team consists of a permanently-employed team leader, plus up to four additional workers who are employed on six-monthly contracts and are subsidised by Work and Income New Zealand.

Reporting illegal dumping

The fine for depositing litter in a public place or on private land without the occupier’s consent within the Whanganui urban area is $400.00.

Use the council's free app, Antenno, as a fast and easy way to report illegal rubbish dumping using photos and GPS information. Visit our Antenno page for more information.