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Cleaning Up


Council cleans up litter around the city’s streets and parks on a regular basis. There are 800 rubbish bins that are emptied regularly. Council also cleans up one off ‘dumpings’ of rubbish.

If you find any illegally dumped rubbish contact Tauranga City Council on 07 577 7000.

Last Reviewed: 19/04/2017

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehiclesAbandoned vehicles are managed so that they do not become a public nuisance. Vehicles include cars, trailers, utes, vans, motorcycles. A sticker will be placed on the vehicle to advise that it must be moved within 7 working days or it will be towed by a Council Contractor.

We collect them from public roads, parks and reserves - not from private property.

Please ensure that when you wish to make a complaint for an abandoned vehicle that you have the following information:

  • where is the vehicle located?
  • how long has it been there?
  • description of the car and is it driveable?
  • does it have a current Registration and Warrant of Fitness?
  • Licence Plate number

Phone Tauranga City Council on 07 577 7000 and they can arrange removal.

Last Reviewed: 28/03/2017

Street Sweeping – local streets

Streets are swept at a frequency according to their function and location. Special attention is given to the two metre edge zone travelled by cyclists on arterial roads.

Local residential streets are swept on a 4 monthly cycle (three times per year).  This schedule includes:


Area One: Matua, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Brookfield, Judea, Sulphur Point, Tauranga Central July, November, March
Area Two: Tauranga south, Gate Pa, Merivale, Greerton, Ohauiti, Maungatapu, Pyes Pa August, December, April
Area Three: Mount Maunganui, Omanu, Arataki, Matapihi September, January, May
Area Four: Papamoa East & West, Welcome Bay, Bethlehem October, February, June

Last Reviewed: 19/04/2017