Our district and wider region are stunning: Great climate, beautiful coasts and rivers, fantastic parks and reserves, and pretty tree-lined streets.
To help keep them this way, Hastings District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, and Napier City Council all take a firm enforcement stance with regard to litter and illegal dumping. See Hastings District Council’s Litter Infringement Policy (see related documents above).
All of the region's councils provide litter bins across their districts for getting rid of trash while you're out and about, as well as recycling and dumping facilities for household rubbish - so there is no excuse.
To report illegal dumping please fill in the Council Fix-it form, with as much detail on the site and amount and type of rubbish as possible.
Those caught littering or dumping rubbish can face hefty fines.
It should be noted that:
Council reserves the right to prosecute offenders in respect of any breaches of the Litter Act 1979.
Where an offence fits more than one description, the higher fine shall apply. For repeat offending for the same offence within 12 months, the next higher fine level shall apply, if available.
20 litres is the approximate maximum capacity of two standard supermarket bags.
120 litres is the approximate maximum capacity of an average 'wheelie bin'.
Dangerous litter is litter of such a nature as is likely to endanger any person or to cause physical injury or disease or infection to any person coming into contact with it (being in particular any bottle, whether broken or not, glass, article containing glass, sharp or jagged material, or any substance of a toxic or poisonous nature).
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