Fees and Charges

​​Opotiki District Council Fees and Charges (PDF, 551KB)​​

​Proposed Litter infringement fee structure.

​Under Section 13(2A) of the Litter Act 1979, notice is hereby given that on 9 October 2018, Council intends to implement a litter infringement offence and fee structure. The full schedule is available below and you can read more about this on the News page​ on this website.

Infringement First OffenceSecond of subsequent offence within one year
Litter, of less than or equal to 1L, left in a public space, or on private land, without the occupier's consent$75$200
Litter, of more than 1L and less than or equal to 20L, left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier's consent*$100$400
Litter, of more than 20L and less than or equal to 120L, left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier's consent**$250$400
Litter, of more than 120L, left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier's consent$400$400

Hazardous litter or offensive litter left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier's consent

$400$400

*20L is the approximate maximum capacity of two standard supermarket bags in normal conditions.

**120L is the approximate maximum capacity of a standard mobile garbage bin in normal conditions.

Hazardous litter refers to broken glass, barbed wire, jagged metal, medicines, hazardous waste.

Offensive waste refers to rotting food, animal remains, faeces and discarded nappies.

Page reviewed: 20 Aug 2018 9:28am